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Keithville Well Drilling to deploy new Schramm rig to Haynesville

Posted on 18 September 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

Keithville Well Drilling, a Louisiana-based drilling company, has purchased and accepted delivery of the Schramm T250XD, a land-based rig designed for shale drilling. The company plans to deploy the rig to…

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Statoil, GE and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels expand flare gas solution in Bakken

Posted on 11 September 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

A joint venture of GE and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels (Ferus NGF), along with Statoil plan to expand a pilot project to capture flare gas and use it to power up to six…

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Human factors among key topics to be tackled at Drilling Systems Automation Workshop

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

Understanding of human factors is growing in importance as the drilling industry pushes forward on automation. Industry experts have recognized this…

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SysML helps untangle software automation requirements on jackup

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

“Is the automation really making us safer?” If no one knows or can precisely describe what the automation is supposed to do…

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Study: How effective are software testing methods on MOUs?

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

Mobile offshore units (MOUs) are constructed using a component-based approach. This reduces the price to the vessel owner but obscures the quality status…

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Automation, software, mobility lead advances in drilling packages

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The drilling industry is on the cusp of big changes, with improved automation packages and new equipment designs emerging from manufacturers…

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Adaptive automation facilitates efficient, safe tripping operations

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Automation consists of the use of control systems to manage processes, reducing the need for human intervention. There has been considerable progress made…

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Drilling the distance

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

The drill site has physically evolved with the advent of horizontal drilling and multiwell pads. No longer is a rig confined to drilling a single well before having to rig down, move to another location and rig up again…

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Verification of rig power systems critical in software testing

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

In offshore dynamically positioned (DP) drilling operations, power, thrusters and other systems are below deck and often out of sight…

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Video: Evolving asset maintenance requires quality data, input

Posted on 26 August 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Exclusive Video, News

Asset reliability is a critical component to meeting business goals and expectations when it comes to safety, the environment and production. As the industry faces…

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