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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, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

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 IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

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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Study: How effective are software testing methods on MOUs?

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

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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SysML helps untangle software automation requirements on jackup

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig, 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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Automation, software, mobility lead advances in drilling packages

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

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, September/October, The Efficient Rig

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, Features, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Efficient Rig

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, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

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 Exclusive Video, News, The Efficient Rig

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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Asset Integrity: Communication, collaboration make the difference

Posted on 26 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

Predictive maintenance programs and process safety on drilling rigs are important elements of asset integrity. However, those protocols require collaboration, communication…

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