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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The global drilling industry is going through a rough patch. Falling oil prices have put companies on edge, stirring anxieties about what lies ahead in 2015…

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2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Special

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 17-19 March in London, will provide the global drilling industry with an opportunity to meet, network and share ideas that continue to drive technical and business innovations…

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Still sunny, but clouds are brewing

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The Asia Pacific is as vast as it is diverse. With huge gas projects in Australia, a focus on maximizing domestic resources in Indonesia and Malaysia, and new bidding rounds announced in Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines, the region’s long-term outlook is strong…

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Market slump must not derail industry’s progress on people, training

Posted on 27 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

As the drilling industry heads into a global slowdown, it seems almost inevitable that companies will shift their attention to cost reduction and away from people and training…

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From revolution to evolution

Posted on 27 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, January/February

Fracturing – commonly referred to with the slang term “fracking” – has become a household word, propelled by the unconventional boom that has swept across the North American landscape over the past 15 years…

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Troubled waters

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December, The Offshore Frontier

The ingredients for a troubled deepwater market – flattening rig demand, increasing costs and falling oil prices – have been brewing in the past year. A number of deepwater projects have been postponed, and the industry…

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The other precious resource

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Features, November/December

What happens when a world thirsty for hydrocarbons meets a world competing for water? In the unconventionals sector, that collision of commodities is playing out across a variety of environmental and usage issues…

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Fertile grounds

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December, Onshore Advances

The onshore market has been a beacon for the global drilling industry, reflecting growth and improved efficiencies in the past year. This momentum is expected to guide the industry in the coming year…

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Business as usual, but with caution

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Geopolitical concerns, notably worrisome aggression from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) across northern Iraq, is signaling a cautionary mood in the Middle East. However, it is business as usual for the oil…

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Geometric evolution

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Features, November/December

In an industry not prone to taking leaps of faith, multilateral completions have yet to make that pivotal niche-to-mainstream transition. Instead, it has remained a slow, steady and evolving market driven by…

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