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DOE ultra-deepwater, unconventionals committees seek members

Posted on 08 February 2010 in News

The US Department of Energy is soliciting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee or the Unconventional Resources Technology…

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HARC, University of Leoben to promote low-impact drilling

Posted on 08 February 2010 in News

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and Austria’s University of Leoben are forming a research collaboration to promote advanced…

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People & Company News

Posted on 08 February 2010 in News

Scorpion International, a subsidiary of Scorpion Offshore, has received a letter of intent for a drilling program offshore Brazil utilizing the Offshore Mischief. The program has an estimated…

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Plenary session: Bridging the generation gap with young professionals

Posted on 04 February 2010 in News

As the “big crew change” continues to unfold, it’s inevitable that today’s leaders will have to pass the baton to the…

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Technology in the drilling industry: Holy Grail or Oxymoron?

Posted on 04 February 2010 in News

In an interview with National Oilwell Varco’s David Reid, vice president of business and technology and Frank Springett, vice president of…

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Closing the functional loop for real-time drilling optimization

Posted on 04 February 2010 in News

The industry has gotten really good at capturing large amounts of data from the drilling operation, yet it has not been able to get nearly as good when it…

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Application-specific bit technology making difference in shale plays

Posted on 04 February 2010 in News

An application-specific bit technology has been quickly adopted, primarily in the US unconventional shale gas plays, leading to improved performance and…

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Green completions help Devon reduce emissions in Barnett

Posted on 04 February 2010 in News

Devon Energy has reduced methane emissions by nearly 13 billion cu ft in the Barnett Shale using “green completions” the company said…

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Company news

Posted on 04 February 2010 in News

Enventure Global Technology announced this week the installation of its SET high-temperature cased-hole expandable system in a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) well in Alberta, Canada. …

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Raspino: Development of tomorrow’s leaders must begin now

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

Industry, here is your wake-up call for the next boom cycle: There will be a personnel shortage worse than the last one…

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