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Next-generation semi replaces derrick with multipurpose tower

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, 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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, 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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

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

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Integrated approach delivers GOM subsalt well for PEMEX

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, 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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, Microsites, News

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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, 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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, 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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, 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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