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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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Exclusive interview with 2010 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference chairman Bob Bloom

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

“Tomorrow’s workplace: the essential ingredients” is the theme of this years 2010 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference…

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How do you view technology? Are you a ‘Why?’ or a ‘Why not?’

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

“Some men see things as they are and ask why? I dream things that never were and ask why not?” Citing this JFK quote during his presentation during the…

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Petitions target Chinese OCTG, drill pipe in US

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

The United Steelworkers Union, joined by several US producers of drill pipe, have filed antidumping and countervailing…

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Targeting failure: Shell team gets to root causes to reduce NPT

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

Shell has been able to reduce its total drilling time by 50% and its nonproductive cost by 66% since establishing…

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New swellable system seals microannular voids, centralizes pipe

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

Weatherford International launched its Micro-Seal system, designed to isolate microannulus pressure and avoid…

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