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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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Schlumberger introduces new well integrity service

Posted on 28 October 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

Schlumberger has launched its Invizion Evaluation well integrity service. It helps operators to evaluate zonal isolation by using integrated drilling, cementing and well logging data…

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Maersk Drilling secures short-term contract for newbuild drillship Maersk Venturer

Posted on 27 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Venturer will commence a one-well program offshore Malaysia with an estimated duration of 45 days with potential extension up to 40 days…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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