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Bentec: Holistic considerations ensure value of top drive upgrade

Posted on 24 September 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig

More drilling contractors and operators are taking a holistic approach to equipment installations on existing rigs, such as for top drives…

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Data delivery

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling wells in today’s complex oilfields bears little resemblance to the drilling operations of just a few decades ago. Fast-evolving technology has turned drilling into a sophisticated and scientific undertaking driven by the need for real-time data…

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Turning vision into value

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

When Chesapeake Energy had the opportunity to be one of the first operators to test an automatic drilling system on a rig in Ohio’s promising Utica play earlier this year, the company took a forward-thinking view of what it might mean…

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IT, standards can help aggregate well data for high-level automation

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Automated systems are commonplace in many industries but remain a challenge for the oil industry’s drilling domain…

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Messages from the machine: Maintenance process goes smart

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

It has previously been discussed how to make predictive asset maintenance a reality in the drilling industry (SPE/IADC 128865)…

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Dual-fuel systems power up

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Technology that seamlessly switches between diesel and natural gas– most call it dual fuel – is finally hitting its stride…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 03 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Uruguay-based Parden Holding has awarded a contract to Keppel FELS to build a jackup for US $206 million…

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Next-generation semi replaces derrick with multipurpose tower

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

With the implementation of the multipurpose tower (MPT) on Noble Drilling’s Noble Bully I and II in March and April 2012…

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Finer control: 2nd-gen wired pipe to improve ruggedness, diagnostics

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Wired drill pipe (WDP) technology has been described as a game-changer for the oil and gas industry due to its capacity to deliver high-resolution data…

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New control system allows drillers to ergonomically manage drilling process

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

Omron Oilfield & Marine, a provider of land-based power conversion systems, controls and information platforms, has developed…

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