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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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Transocean, Oceaneering ink deal on subsea BOP control systems

Posted on 14 February 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

To comply with the recently issued API 53, a Transocean subsidiary has signed a contract with Oceaneering…

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Advanced technology on simple wells puts focus on performance

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Applying same drilling practices to both complex and basic wells builds skills, capability, can reduce overall costs if done right. In 2012, we drilled about 2,500…

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Preventive maintenance systems drive change on Nabors rig engines

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

A sweeping change in equipment maintenance in the oil and gas industry is under way: Historical reactive maintenance…

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Independence Drilling showcases dual-fuel rig with integrated walking system

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Independence Contract Drilling introduced its newest-design 1,500-hp ShaleDriller Rig 201 in Houston on 7 December…

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H&P delivers reliability, safety with computerized rig maintenance systems

Posted on 13 December 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig

Increasingly complex drilling conditions and advanced well designs that are extending measured depths…

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Ferus uses LNG to fuel well stimulation project in Eagle Ford

Posted on 30 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Ferus has successfully completed one of the first hydraulic fracturing operations utilizing LNG as engine fuel in North America…

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Seneca/Ensign rigs switch to LNG for power in Marcellus

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Seneca Resources Corp and Ensign Drilling have installed two GE gas engines to power the first LNG-fueled drilling rigs…

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Siemens launches integration project to streamline product services

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Efficient Rig

Siemens Drive Technologies has launched an initiative called Integrated Drive Systems to simplify its way of doing business…

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