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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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MPD on drillship solves fluid loss problem

Posted on 26 February 2010 in News

MPD on floating drilling rigs is significantly more complex due to vessel movement. A paper presented at the 2010 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling and…

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UBO & MPD Committee creates candidate selection tool

Posted on 26 February 2010 in News

A new online MPD screening tool developed by the IADC Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling Committee will be…

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To MPD or not to MPD?

Posted on 26 February 2010 in News

To MPD or not to MPD? That is the question posed not by Hamlet, but by George Medley, Signa Engineering. In “MPD Candidate Identification: To MPD or Not to MPD,” presented at…

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Deep Ocean Ascension drillship nears delivery

Posted on 26 February 2010 in News

Pride International announced the dedication of the first of its four new deepwater drillships under construction by Samsung Heavy Industries…

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Transocean announces Steven Newman as new CEO

Posted on 26 February 2010 in News

Transocean announced that Steven L Newman will succeed Robert L Long as CEO on 1 March 2010. In keeping with company traditions, Mr Long…

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Drilling automation: No more a pipe dream, not yet a practicality

Posted on 08 February 2010 in News

When it comes to automation of the drilling process, the industry is at once eager yet timid, excited yet uncomfortable. We seem to be right at the…

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Learning from the past, looking to the future: IADC ART Committee reports on activities, survey

Posted on 08 February 2010 in News

The IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee confronted the issues of past, present, and future…

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