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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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Preserving our license to drill – IADC president Stephen Colville is ready to take the association to the next level

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April, Videos

Preserving the energy industry’s license to operate in an era of increasing tendency toward much tighter regulations and perhaps unnecessary…

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Outsmarting Mother Nature

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The oil and gas industry has conquered many a force of nature in its history, but management of wellbore pressures remains among the trickiest challenges still being confronted on a daily basis in drilling operations around the world. From increasingly depleted land and offshore fields to the growing number…

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What the shales have taught us

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Features, March/April

When the industry cracked the code on shales, it unlocked a wealth of unconventional resources, introduced new methods of drilling and completions, and made “fracturing” a household word. Technology sparked the shale boom that began a decade ago in the dry gas reservoirs of the Barnett play…

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

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, January/February

The drilling industry is built on people, and we’re running short. Despite ongoing recruitment efforts around the world, as well as accelerated training programs in place, we know we can’t undo…

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A global association for a global industry

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. So the saying goes, but Ensco chairman, president and CEO Dan Rabun challenges the notion of maintaining the status quo. Doing something one way simply because “it’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t necessarily produce the best results…

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The Arctic: Confronting the cold, hard truths about the last frontier

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February

Possibilities of untapped resources entice, but barriers to E&P in this remote, harsh frontier remain significant. The bounty of resources that lie beneath the icy region…

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2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference: Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions and 13 e-poster sessions

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions and 13 e-poster sessions…

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Expandables to the rescue in shale refracs, trouble zones, long-reach wells

Posted on 13 January 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Features, January/February

While they are hardly new on the oil and gas completion front, expandable technologies are coming of age when highly deviated, mature and depleted wells are the norm…

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Outlook 2012: Despite recession fears, industry on track for promising-to-bullish year

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Amid macro-economic uncertainty and market volatility, analysts are putting the industry on a promising-to-bullish track for 2012 as oil prices remain solid, rig counts rise…

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