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MPD helps to drill ‘undrillable,’ adds layer of safety

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is an enabling technology for this industry to drill “undrillable” wells while providing an additional barrier and…

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Kick detection at top of Petrobras philosophy for MPD

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

Emmanuel Franco Nogueira, senior petroleum engineer for Petrobras, presented his company’s experience with MPD and what the technology means…

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UBD campaign unlocks reservoir in Danish North Sea

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

A case history of an underbalanced drilling project in the Danish sector of the North Sea was presented by Geoff Gough, DONG Energy senior process engineer…

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2 MPD variants applied to exploratory well offshore India

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

An exploratory well drilled in the Mumbai offshore basin was able to use two MPD variants to avoid losses and bypass expected drilling hazards…

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Statoil supports subsea riserless light well interventions

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

“Subsea wells represent the area where least well intervention work has been done and where the biggest practical and technical challenges lie,” Lars…

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Survey highlights need for best practices in using composite plugs

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

“A key to increasing US natural gas production has been advances in hydraulic fracturing technologies, enabling exploitation of the country’s…

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Hybrid coiled-tubing system offers stimulation option for extended-reach wells

Posted on 12 April 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

A new hybrid coiled-tubing (CT) system is enabling the efficient use of CT in extended-reach wells…

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Multi-stage coiled-tubing frac sleeve offers alternative to ball drop systems

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

Operators are taking advantage of capabilities of alternative completions systems, according to John Ravensbergen…

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Ninth deepwater well approved by BOEMRE

Posted on 07 April 2011 in News

Murphy had a rig on location when drilling preparation activities were halted due to the temporary drilling suspensions imposed following the Deepwater…

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Chevron’s Shellebarger urges leaders to make safety a personal responsibility

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

The industry must make achieving zero injuries a personal objective in the workplace if we are to ever reach this…

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