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Wild Well Control to offer subsea capping system for up to 15,000-ft water depths

Posted on 10 May 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

Wild Well Control will introduce a global subsea well containment system this fall, according to an…

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Shear All Ram features curved asymmetrical blades

Posted on 10 May 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

The Shear All Ram (SAR) was introduced last week at OTC, a BOP ram design whose field tests show it has the ability to shear “any size pipe and casing with…

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Hybrid coiled-tubing system offers stimulation option for extended-reach wells

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

A new hybrid coiled-tubing (CT) system is enabling the efficient use of CT in extended-reach wells…

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Alpha Star semi delivered to Brazil’s Queiroz Galvão

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Keppel FELS has delivered the Alpha Star, the second of two DSS 38 semisubmersible rigs, to Brazil’s Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG)…

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Low-force shear adds value to today’s BOPs

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, March/April, The Efficient Rig

With the increased use of stronger and tougher tubulars in today’s well construction, the ability to shear in the blowout preventer (BOP) without turning to larger operators is an…

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Shell pushes for more testing of rotating control devices

Posted on 04 March 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

“I think there’s going to be a lot of testing and a new wave of development of rotating control heads,” David Elliott of Shell said during a presentation at the…

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Safety enhanced in NOV’s ST-120 iron roughneck

Posted on 15 October 2010 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Drilling Contractor attended a demonstration of National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) ST-120 iron roughneck at one of its Houston manufacturing facilities…

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‘Multi machine control’ enhances automation

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Drillfloor equipment controls and associated equipment on the latest generation of floating drilling vessels have evolved into a “system” of computer-controlled machines that are currently operated by multiple operators…

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Project-based approach, cooperation push Stena drillship performance to ‘best in class’

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, September/October, The Efficient Rig

The challenges of bringing an enhanced deepwater drilling vessel design to market and into operations successfully in a high-activity market are immense…

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Contractor, vendor team up to improve training, fall protection, strength of derrick-riding basket

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, September/October, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Collaboration is a beautiful thing, especially when it extends beyond the parties involved to create a standard of practice for a safer workplace…

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