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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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MTU Bi-Fuel Kit integrates controls to use natural gas for pressure-pumping operations

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

Ben Berwick, Director of Oil & Gas Applications at MTU, spoke with DC editorial assistant Lauren Wolfson at OTC last week about the company’s new Bi-Fuel Kit…

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Riser pumping technology may help retrofitted rigs drill challenging deepwater wells

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Utilizing the forces of nature, an electrically powered mid-level riser pumping technology can give existing sixth-generation rigs the capability to drill difficult…

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Cameron’s Cognition package provides new way to monitor subsea BOP

Posted on 09 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, OTC

Cameron debuted the Cognition Stack Instrumentation Infrastructure Package and the EVO 300 Bonnet technology at the 2014 Offshore Technology…

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

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, 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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, 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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, 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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News

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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