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Shale boom breathes new life into IADC Permian Basin Chapter

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

The IADC Permian Basin Chapter is undergoing a renaissance, driven by a continued resurgence of drilling activity. As chapter chairman, Paul Norman, general manager at JB…

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IADC monitoring proposed regulations around social cost of carbon

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

Bill Tanner, IADC VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, spoke with DC at the 2014 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference in Houston on 15 May about IADC’s current legislative…

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IADC Onshore Advisory Panel to tackle land contractors’ critical issues

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

IADC recently established the Onshore Advisory Panel, which will address issues and initiatives specifically concerning the onshore drilling industry. In this video, Ed Jacob, a member of the IADC Executive Committee…

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Switching to bi-fuel: factors to be considered

Posted on 21 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

The drilling industry is increasingly turning to compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel solution on drilling sites. Significant savings are possible compared with diesel, but several factors…

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Concho Resources: Horizontal drilling will continue to drive Permian Basin growth

Posted on 20 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Under a growth plan called “2×3”, Concho Resources is expecting to ramp up its drilling activities in the Permian Basin in order to double its production by 2016. Further, most…

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GE’s real-time Directive system increases reliability with stable sensor package

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

GE Oil & Gas recently launched its Directive system, which was showcased on the exhibit floor at the 2014 OTC. It features a sensor package that is at least four times more stable…

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Schlumberger’s Seismic Guided Drilling predicts pore pressure ahead of bit

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, OTC, The Offshore Frontier, Videos, Videos OTC

Using both surface seismic and logging-while-drilling data, Schlumberger’s Seismic Guided Drilling (SGD) provides a 3D look-ahead velocity model and reduces…

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Baker Hughes launches constant-rheology NSURE oil-based drilling fluid

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier, Videos, Videos OTC

Baker Hughes recently launched the NSURE oil-based drilling fluid that can be used in high-risk environments such as Norway, the UK, the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa…

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NOV DuraClose coring system targets unconsolidated formations

Posted on 13 May 2014 in News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

In a recent field trial in the Gulf of Thailand, the DuraClose Full Closure system from National Oilwell Varco (NOV) captured three 90-ft sections of core. In this video…

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MTU Bi-Fuel Kit integrates controls to use natural gas for pressure-pumping operations

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, The Efficient Rig, Videos, Videos OTC

Ben Berwick, Director of Oil & Gas Applications at MTU, spoke with DC editorial assistant Lauren Wolfson at OTC last week about the company’s new Bi-Fuel Kit…

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