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Energy XXI to add significant assets through EPL merger

Posted on 12 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Energy XXI has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of EPL Oil & Gas for a total consideration of $2.3 billion, including the assumption…

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Exclusive video with Don Hannegan: MPD moves into drilling mainstream

Posted on 12 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) has been used to mitigate a multitude of drilling hazards, with hundreds of applications from various types of rigs under its belt. In this…

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Exclusive video: 3D visualization capabilities aid zonal isolation

Posted on 12 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos

Pre-job planning based on a risk-based approach can help operators to ensure that zonal isolation is achieved in their wells. In this exclusive video from the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference…

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Exclusive video: NOV Fluid Hammer moves entire BHA axially, increases ROP

Posted on 11 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

With an expected launch at this year’s OTC, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) gave DC an exclusive introduction to its new Fluid Hammer technology…

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Houston Community College begins global training program

Posted on 11 March 2014 in News

Houston Community College (HCC) has started its program to train the next generation of entry-level roustabout. The first four classes to kick off the Global Oil and Gas…

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Redesigned RSS improves reliability, saves operator 9 days

Posted on 10 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

In a recent Latin American project, an operator was able to overcome challenges related to shock and vibrations by deploying a redesigned rotary steerable system (RSS)…

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OMV plans roll-out of real-time operations support workflow after success in Tunisia

Posted on 06 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News

A protocol for delivering real-time operations support for small-scale, geographically dispersed drilling campaigns is giving crews in far-flung fields easier…

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Baker Hughes’ AutoTrak Curve RSS drills 10 million ft in two years

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Baker Hughes’ AutoTrak Curve rotary steerable system (RSS), launched two years ago at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, has drilled 10 million ft onshore North America…

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Streamlined procedures, intelligent rig design among keys to efficient rig move

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, The Efficient Rig

A project to measure and improve land rig moves identified four key fundamentals and their integration as the path to efficient rig moves: streamlined procedures…

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Exclusive video: IMax drill bits target hard, abrasive formations

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Varel International launched the IMax series of diamond-impregnated drill bits this week at the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The IMax bit targets formations…

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