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GE unveils BOP surface control system, condition monitoring/sensing for subsea at OTC

Posted on 08 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

A BOP surface control system and operator interface designed for deepwater drilling was among several technologies…

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Triyards launches premium class HPHT jackup for water depths up to 400 ft

Posted on 06 May 2013 in News, OTC, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

With the launch of TDU-400 jackup, a new Premium Class 400 HPHT rig, Triyards Holdings Ltd. has become one of three…

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Emissions regulations, lower-cost fuels drive advances in engine technology

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

Increasing emissions regulations and access to low-cost fuels are driving innovations in engine manufacturing. Requirements set…

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Schramm launches T500XD Telemast drill rigs

Posted on 26 March 2013 in News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Schramm has launched its T500XD Telemast 500,000 lb hoist capacity drill rig currently headed to the Marcellus and Utica shales…

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Exclusive video: Drilling automation workshop features leading mining innovators

Posted on 05 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, The Efficient Rig, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

  Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott speaks with John de Wardt, president of De Wardt and Company, at the SPE/IADC Drilling Systems Automation symposium on 4 March, jointly held by the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) and the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee. The symposium preceded the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference […]

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Lessons from mining: Collection of real-time data key to step-change automation

Posted on 05 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, The Efficient Rig

The oil and gas industry is not alone in its journey to automate operations…

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2013 SPE Drilling Engineering Award recipient Dupriest pushes for more engineering, less optimization

Posted on 05 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, The Efficient Rig

Specifically changing the way a job is done, rather than flawlessly executing the job the way it’s always been done, has led to…

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Cameron opens manufacturing, repair center in China’s Shandong province

Posted on 28 February 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig

Cameron has commenced operations of its centrifugal compression business at the Gaomi manufacturing and repair center…

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Fuel management system opens window to engine usage, reduces fuel requirements, emissions

Posted on 28 February 2013 in 2013, March/April, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

In the ongoing push for more rig automation, Canrig Drilling Technology has developed a computer-based fuel management…

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Mine of the Future program may hold important lessons for drilling automation

Posted on 22 February 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, The Efficient Rig

Can lessons learned in a remote iron ore mine in Australia transfer to the oil patch?

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