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

Posted on 05 March 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling

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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, March/April, News, Onshore Advances

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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, 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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances

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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, 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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

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

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

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