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Video: ‘Drillers Knowledge Book’ a practical guide to avoiding drilling problems

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos

The book, being published by IADC later this year, covers all aspects of drilling, including well design and construction, hydraulic optimization, and much more…

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Exclusive video: NOV Fluid Hammer moves entire BHA axially, increases ROP

Posted on 11 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

With an expected launch at this year’s OTC, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) gave DC an exclusive introduction to its new Fluid Hammer technology…

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Streamlined procedures, intelligent rig design among keys to efficient rig move

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, The Efficient Rig

A project to measure and improve land rig moves identified four key fundamentals and their integration as the path to efficient rig moves: streamlined procedures…

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Keppel FELS: Record 21 rigs delivered in 2013

Posted on 08 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Keppel FELS delivered ARABDRILL 60, a KFELS B Class jackup, to Arabian Drilling Co (ADC) five days ahead of schedule in December, on budget and with a…

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Ensco takes delivery of newbuild jackup

Posted on 23 December 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Efficient Rig

Ensco has taken delivery of ENSCO 121, the second of four ultra-premium harsh environment jackup rigs in its ENSCO 120 Series. The rig is contracted to work in the North Sea…

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Automated rig activity analysis offers more precise method for reducing NPT, invisible lost time

Posted on 27 November 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

An automated system from Halliburton aims to help the industry analyze rig activity to more precisely identify…

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Gallegos: Record-setting AC-drive rigs reduce cycle times, drilling costs

Posted on 27 November 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Since 2008, many supermajors, large independents and even NOCs have increased their focus on land…

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Ensco orders fourth ultra-premium, harsh environment jackup of ENSCO 120 series

Posted on 20 November 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig

Ensco has ordered a fourth ultra-premium, harsh environment jackup, the ENSCO 123, for delivery in Q2 2016, the company announced today. This will extend the company’s …

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Natural gas drilling, fracturing moves industry toward self-sustainability

Posted on 09 October 2013 in Exclusive Video, News, September/October, The Efficient Rig

In the next three to five years, 50% to 75% of frac pumps in North America will be powered by natural gas…

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Depalletizing robot automates mud-mixing process

Posted on 24 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

In the movement toward automation, Cameron is helping to develop a depalletizing robot to automate the mud-mixing process…

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