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Integrated approach delivers GOM subsalt well for PEMEX

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

As industry increasingly ventures into deeper waters characterized by complex reservoirs, the integration of upfront planning, risk…

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Steering system charts complex well paths with variable bit speeds

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

A new “periodic” steering technology is demonstrating the ability to achieve continuous rotation and 3D directional control using a…

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Drill pipe design targets ERD hole-cleaning

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig

Relatively speaking, drill pipe is a small expenditure compared with the nonproductive time (NPT) associated with its use. Studies…

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PV Drilling orders new jackup for early 2015 delivery

Posted on 05 July 2013 in Focused Microsites, News, The Efficient Rig

PV Drilling Overseas (PVDO) is acquiring a KFELS B Class jackup scheduled for delivery in Q1 2015 for approximately US $210 million.

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Seadrill orders two high-spec jackups for delivery in 2015 and 2016

Posted on 20 June 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill Limited has entered into contracts for the construction of two high-specification jackups…

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Dolphin Drilling unveils new deepwater drillship

Posted on 19 June 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Aberdeen-based Dolphin Drilling, one of the oldest and largest independent drilling contracting companies in the North Sea, unveiled its new 751-ft ultra deepwater rig…

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Ensco orders its eighth Samsung DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 10 June 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth…

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Honghua developing new-generation shale-drilling rig, plans testing of frac pump

Posted on 23 May 2013 in News, Onshore Advances, OTC, The Efficient Rig

Honghua Group and its US subsidiary Honghua America are developing a next-generation onshore rig…

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Noble Energy moves toward mixed fleet of LNG-dedicated, dual-fuel rigs

Posted on 21 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

After a pilot program initiated in early 2011 to compare the use of LNG versus diesel to power…

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Caterpillar launches dynamic gas blending kit for well stimulation

Posted on 13 May 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig

Caterpillar Global Petroleum has developed a dynamic gas blending (DGB) retrofit kit for use on the Cat 3512C (HD) engine…

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