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Study: Half of well control incidents would benefit from early kick detection

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Approximately half of all loss of well control (LWC) incidents that occur on the US Continental Shelf may benefit from early kick detection, a study commissioned by the…

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Limiter redesign process helps ExxonMobil increase footage per day by 90%

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Throughout the well construction process, multiple “limiters” can constrain the efficiency of overall process. Recognizing these limiters and the negative effects…

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Shell: SIMOPS reduces hydraulic fracturing time by 40% onshore Canada

Posted on 03 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

In Shell’s Groundbirch asset in Canada in 2012, the operator implemented simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) and concurrent operations (CONOPS) to reduce…

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IADC holds workshops on EU offshore safety directive

Posted on 03 November 2014 in News

IADC recently held two executive workshops to shed light on the European Union offshore safety directive. Formally known as EU Directive 2013/30/EU, it is designed to mitigate…

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UK’s Golden Eagle Area Development begins production

Posted on 03 November 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

CNOOC, the parent company of Nexen Petroleum UK (Nexen), has announced that the Golden Eagle Area Development (GEAD) in the UK North Sea commenced…

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Japan Drilling to operate new jackup under construction at Keppel

Posted on 31 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The KFELS Super B Class design has a drilling depth of 35,000 ft. The rig’s leg structure is designed to provide enhanced robustness for operations at 400 ft water depth…

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New intelligent water management solution based on oxidizer technology

Posted on 29 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Nalco Champion has launched the RenewIQ line of oilfield water reuse solutions to help operators reduce freshwater consumption and associated handling costs…

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Baker Hughes launches all-electric intelligent well system

Posted on 29 October 2014 in Completing the Well, News

Baker Hughes has commercially released its MultiNode all-electric intelligent well system. It allows operators to remotely monitor and control a greater number of production zones…

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Tercel collaborates with TOTAL to design MicroCORE PDC drill bit

Posted on 29 October 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Tercel Oilfield Products has launched the MicroCORE cutting system at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam. The MicroCORE cutting…

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First extension well in pre-salt Libra leads to oil discovery

Posted on 28 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The Libra consortium announced that the drilling of the first extension well in the Libra area, known as 3-BRSA-1255-RJS (3-RJS-731), has proven the discovery of high-quality oil…

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