Archive | News

Frac-pack solution creates, maintains high-conductivity fractures

Posted on 27 October 2014 in News

Baker Hughes has commercially launched its TORRENT frac-pack solution. It helps operators to improve ultimate recovery by creating and maintaining large, high-conductivity fractures…

PrintFriendlyShare This

Comments (0)

Halliburton launches FracInsight to eliminate fracturing of nonproductive rock

Posted on 27 October 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

In North American shales, one-third of perforation clusters do not yield oil or gas. Building on the CYPHER 2.0 Seismic-to-Stimulation Service, Halliburton has…

Comments (0)

GDF SUEZ, BP discover new Central North Sea Field

Posted on 24 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

“This is an encouraging exploration discovery in a part of the Central North Sea that needs additional volumes of hydrocarbons to open up development options…

Comments (0)

Chevron, BP discover oil in deepwater US Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 24 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The discovery well, on Keathley Canyon Block 10, was drilled by operator Chevron on behalf of the Guadalupe co-owners. The well encountered significant oil pay…

Comments (0)

Shell discovers gas in pre-salt reservoir offshore Gabon

Posted on 22 October 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Shell announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 m net gas pay…

Comments (0)

Statoil proves new oil resources near Grane field in North Sea

Posted on 22 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Well 25/8-18 S, drilled by the rig Transocean Leader, proved an oil column of 25 m in the Heimdal Formation. The estimated volume of the discovery…

Comments (0)

IADC Cybersecurity Task Group to provide industry guidance to assess risks

Posted on 21 October 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The oil and gas industry is not immune to cybersecurity threats, from computer viruses and malware to targeted attacks. The IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee…

Comments (0)

Check-6 launches RIGOR digital checklist and compliance system

Posted on 21 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Check-6 has launched RIGOR, a checklist-based mobile app to help simplify complex procedures and mitigate human error on the rig. Taking lessons from the aviation industry…

Comments (2)

Video: Next IADC Land Contract update to start in 2016

Posted on 21 October 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The latest version of the IADC Land Contract was released in November 2013. Various incidents, including Macondo, delayed the release. “It’s an industry contract…

Comments (0)

Moomjian: ‘Honesty is the best policy in doing business’

Posted on 21 October 2014 in News, Videos

With more than 35 years in industry, Cary Moomjian, President of CAM OilServ Advisors, has seen the industry come a long way in terms of compliance and business ethics…

Comments (0)

Recent Drilling News

  • 21 November 2014

    Statoil cancels Stena Carron rig contract offshore Angola

    Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola...

  • 19 November 2014

    Stepwise approach guides Statoil’s North American onshore path

    When Statoil entered the North American onshore industry in 2008, it was a non-operator in a joint venture (JV) with Chesapeake in one shale play. Since then, Norwegian-based…

  • 18 November 2014

    Stilley: Despite challenging outlook, opportunities are plenty in the long term

    Opportunities abound for the drilling industry even in an environment of high costs and falling oil prices, Randall D. Stilley, President & CEO of Paragon Offshore, said...

  • 18 November 2014

    In well control, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

    It has been more than four years since Macondo, and the long-term effects of the oil spill are still being determined. “Oil is a natural substance that can be degraded...

  • 18 November 2014

    Plaisance: Well Control Institute evaluating priority topics

    The Well Control Institute (WCI) Board of Directors convened on 11 November in New Orleans. Moe Plaisance, who recently retired from Diamond Offshore Drilling, has...

  • Read more news

    FEATURED MICROSITES