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Shape memory polymer sand control system morphs to fill annular space

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

Baker Hughes’ new GeoFORM sand management system, commercially launched this month, is being referred…

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Wireless downhole reservoir testing system designed for land operations

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

Schlumberger has released its new EnACT wireless downhole reservoir testing system for land operations…

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March/April 2011 issue of Drilling Contractor now available online!

Posted on 23 March 2011 in News

The March/April 2011 issue of Drilling Contractor features topics such as Innovating While Drilling, Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced…

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Vitter: Salazar, Bromwich giving inexcusably inconsistent information on permit applications

Posted on 17 March 2011 in News

Sen. David Vitter (D-La.) expressed his “deep frustration” this week with the administration’s misrepresentation of the…

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Weatherford to build process modules for MWCC tankers

Posted on 16 March 2011 in News

The Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) awarded Weatherford International a contract for the design and construction of the topsides…

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Salazar Names Members of Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee to Guide Oil and Gas Regulatory Program Reform: Noble’s Don Jacobsen represents drilling industry

Posted on 11 March 2011 in News

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of…

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Noble’s Robertson to head up 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Posted on 04 March 2011 in News

Julie Robertson, executive vice president of Noble Corp, was announced on 3 March as chairperson of the 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference…

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Shell pushes for more testing of rotating control devices

Posted on 04 March 2011 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

“I think there’s going to be a lot of testing and a new wave of development of rotating control heads,” David Elliott of Shell said during a presentation at the…

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To get better at getting better: Industry leaders discuss leadership, reliability, personal/process safety

Posted on 04 March 2011 in News

Does the industry need to get better at getting better? The answer, according to panelists at the 3 March plenary…

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Stick-slip mitigation workshop results presented at Drilling Conference

Posted on 04 March 2011 in News

An IADC workshop dedicated to stick-slip mitigation concluded that there is no single silver bullet among…

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