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NOV DuraClose coring system targets unconsolidated formations

Posted on 13 May 2014 in News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

In a recent field trial in the Gulf of Thailand, the DuraClose Full Closure system from National Oilwell Varco (NOV) captured three 90-ft sections of core. In this video…

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MTU Bi-Fuel Kit integrates controls to use natural gas for pressure-pumping operations

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, The Efficient Rig, Videos, Videos OTC

Ben Berwick, Director of Oil & Gas Applications at MTU, spoke with DC editorial assistant Lauren Wolfson at OTC last week about the company’s new Bi-Fuel Kit…

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Baker Hughes Cytadel packer provides extra pressure barrier

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

Mark Knebel, Product Line Manager for Baker Hughes’ Wellbore Integrity and Specialty Services, introduces the Cytadel packer in this exclusive video…

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Riser pumping technology may help retrofitted rigs drill challenging deepwater wells

Posted on 12 May 2014 in News, OTC, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Utilizing the forces of nature, an electrically powered mid-level riser pumping technology can give existing sixth-generation rigs the capability to drill difficult…

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Well Control Institute to seek industry comments; Exec Board agrees on new initiative at inaugural meeting

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The Well Control Institute (WCI) set its strategic initiatives at its inaugural Executive Board meeting on 7 May. Executive-level representatives from a broad range of industry-leading companies…

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Shell: Appraisal sets stage for overall development cycle for emerging deepwater projects

Posted on 12 May 2014 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Post-discovery, the appraisal phase is key in setting a solid foundation for the selection, design, execution and production phases of the development. “The appraisal…

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OTC panel: Cross-learning can improve deepwater, unconventional businesses

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC

The unconventional resources revolution continues to change the global energy landscape, even impacting the offshore segment. In a panel session at the 2014 Offshore…

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Video webinar airing 22 May: New approaches to site access minimize cost, risk and impact

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Departments, Global and Regional Markets, News

Good corporate citizenship and sound environmental practices are vital to maintaining the industry’s license to operate. At the same time, cost control is as important as ever…

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Marine simulator assists training, supports commissioning process for Jack-St. Malo development

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

A marine simulator that began primarily as a training tool ultimately evolved into a wide-scope system that was also able to help Chevron validate and trouble-shoot…

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Carl Trowell succeeds Dan Rabun as Ensco CEO and President

Posted on 09 May 2014 in News

Ensco has named Carl Trowell CEO and President. Mr Trowell will also be appointed to Ensco’s board. He succeeds Dan Rabun who is retiring after eight years as CEO…

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