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Accountability, proper procedures key to reducing wire rope failures

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

The wire rope is the most critical functioning component on a rig crane, and lack of proper inspection procedures is the root cause of 90% of cable failures…

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New rig designs emerge as industry expands offshore fleet

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The offshore rig fleet continues to expand at a brisk pace, with most drilling contractors taking a safe approach toward newbuild designs, said Tom Kellock…

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Fit-for-purpose rigs, unconventionals drive Statoil production goals

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC

Statoil is directing its fit-for-purpose rig fleet and technology strategy to help reach a production goal of more than…

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Reliability-centered maintenance program reduces downtime, results in 63% ROI

Posted on 07 May 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Although a combination of people, processes and assets has driven significant strides in safety in the industry, efforts…

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Dashboard concept aims to facilitate diagnostics, decision-making on BOPs

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

As every motorist knows, a vehicle’s dashboard is an important interface that alerts the driver of real-time changes regarding certain car engine “health” metrics and alerts…

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2012 OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

The Offshore Technology Conference has announced the 13 winning technologies that will receive the 2012 Spotlight on New Technology Awards recognizing…

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New dates announced for the IPTC in 2013, abstracts being accepted

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News

The sixth edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) will be held 26-28 March 2013 in Beijing, China…

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SPE automation workshop set for July in Vail

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

SPE’s “Well Construction Automation – Preparing for the Big Jump Forward” workshop, convening in 16-18 July in Vail…

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Keppel AmFELS to deliver new jackup to Perforadora Central in 2014

Posted on 02 April 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Mexico’s Perforadora Central has awarded a contract to Keppel AmFELS to build a repeat jackup…

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CT finds niches in data retrieval, plug drill-out

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, March/April

As one of the oilfield’s most flexible and versatile workhorses, coiled tubing continues to push the technology envelope with new applications in more sophisticated operations…

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