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Asset Integrity: Communication, collaboration make the difference

Posted on 26 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

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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Precision, Schlumberger partner to boost industrialization of North American unconventional drilling

Posted on 22 July 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Precision Drilling has entered into a strategic technology and service agreement and marketing alliance with Schlumberger. Utilizing Precision’s Tier 1 drilling rigs and…

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Extreme drilling drives drill pipe innovations

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Drill pipe, like everything else in well construction, is rapidly evolving to match an ever-expanding operational window. Whether operators are drilling longer laterals in resource plays, launching high-stakes…

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Ensuring reliability, and proving it

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

From reliability-centered maintenance programs to integrated sensors to advanced risk modeling, the drilling industry is dedicating more resources than ever to ensuring the integrity of its assets…

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Risk-informed decisions allow realization of rigs’ inherent reliability

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, July/August

Drilling rig operation, maintenance and management involves fast turnaround and high-pressure work with critical tasks. These tasks are performed by diversely skilled personnel…

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Onshore Drilling & Technology Briefs: Unit Drilling launches new rig design; China preps for large-scale shale development

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

Unit Drilling has put the first of its newly designed BOSS series, Rig 401, to work in the Texas Panhandle for Unit Petroleum. The 1,500-hp, AC-powered walking rig…

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Tubular integrity begins with assurance of robust connections

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Drilling Rigs & Automation, July/August

The integrity of the tubular string is only as good as the connection between each joint. Connection makeup acceptance and accuracy are critical to casing string integrity, which provides a secure mechanical…

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Lessons from chemical industry: 3 keys to process automation

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

The integration of process and automation engineering in the chemical industry has led to increase in overall efficiency and shorter project times, Thomas Dieckhoff of Siemens explained…

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Mapping the future to 2025: Drilling system automatically executes well plan, completion

Posted on 19 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

A group of multidisciplinary experts from inside and outside the drilling industry has banded together to develop a roadmap for drilling systems automation (DSA). The DSA…

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Unit Drilling launches advanced-technology BOSS rig design

Posted on 04 June 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

Unit Drilling has put the first of its newly designed BOSS rig, Rig 401, to work in the Texas Panhandle for Unit Petroleum. The 1,500-hp, AC-powered walking rig incorporates…

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