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Today’s multicultural rig crews demand understanding, respect

Posted on 25 March 2010 in News

Understanding and respect were the main themes highlighted during a panel session at the 2010 IADC Drilling HSE Asia Pacific Conference…

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No easy resolution in sight for jackups’ oversupply headache

Posted on 24 March 2010 in News

Yes, the industry has once again overbuilt its jackup supply, said Gavin Strachan, ODS-Petrodata, at the 2010 IADC Drilling HSE Asia Pacific Conference…

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New land rig design targets fast-moving shale drilling

Posted on 24 March 2010 in News

“Innovation in Motion” is the motto paired with Global Energy Services’ new drilling system, the Ultra. With advancements such as using hydraulic…

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Central Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale results show positive outlook for deepwater

Posted on 24 March 2010 in News

Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 213, held 17 March in New Orleans by the US Minerals Management Service (MMS), attracted 77 companies that submitted 642 bids on 468 tracts…

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Hydraulic fracturing and PEAs allow for smooth treatment in Barnett Shale

Posted on 24 March 2010 in News

In “Coiled Tubing Fracturing: An Operational Review of a 43-Stage Barnett Shale Stimulation,” presented at the SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference on 23 March…

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Pre-planning critical to success of snubbing operations in HPHT shale wells

Posted on 24 March 2010 in News

With coiled tubing becoming an increasingly difficult solution to well problems in the shale plays of Texas, snubbing has arisen as a more viable method for dealing with HP/HT environments; according to Steve Wehrenberg…

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IADC endorses 2010 Drilling & Completing Trouble Zones conference, Oct. 19-21, Galveston

Posted on 11 March 2010 in News

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) announced today that it will endorse the 2010…

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Roads to UBD, MPD paved with ‘intentions’

Posted on 26 February 2010 in News

Conventional, overbalanced drilling sometimes cannot fit the bill. Difficult drilling applications and easily damaged formations are classic examples…

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MPD campaign in Gulf of Thailand slashes NPT

Posted on 26 February 2010 in News

A two-year, nine-well MPD campaign in the Gulf of Thailand resulted in dramatic improvements in nonproductive time and overall drilling performance…

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Exclusive video details latest on MPD, IADC

Posted on 26 February 2010 in News

When is a well a suitable candidate for managed pressure drilling? Is MPD reliable? What key technologies are advancing MPD? Brian Grayson…

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