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Factory Drilling approach seeks to guarantee optimum outcome, each and every time

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

Alongside the newest tools and methods, communication, coordination and consistency are important building…

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Rig-specific simulation process targets drilling optimization

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

Aker Solutions has developed a concept called “visioneering” that uses the industrial gaming principles of advanced visualization and simulation to…

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Unconventional rig design improves performance by over 50% on horizontal wells

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

Unconventional, advanced-technology land rigs are not only smaller in size but also offer high mobility, reduced cost…

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Methane hydrate technologies to be tested on Alaska’s North Slope

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

The US DOE, ConocoPhillips and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp will test technologies to produce methane gas from hydrate…

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Maersk Discoverer to drill offshore Egypt for BP

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with BP for the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Maersk Discoverer for work initially offshore Egypt…

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Transocean’s new Kuala Lumpur facility to train more than 1,200 a year

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

Transocean has officially opened a 32,000-sq-ft training center and offices in downtown Kuala Lumpur…

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BOEM OKs 1st BP exploration plan to meet new requirements

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) this week approved a supplemental exploration plan (EP) submitted by BP for deepwater…

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2,000-hp, 2,400-hp single motors deliver power boost for deep, directional wells

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

Houston-headquartered AmeriMex Motor and Controls has added two first-in-class single AC electric motors…

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IPTC, 15-17 November in Bangkok, to feature 61 technical sessions

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

The International Petroleum Technology Conference is set to kick off on 15 November in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme “Technology and…

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Shell developing new techniques for EOR in challenging fields

Posted on 07 October 2011 in News

While increased demand for oil is pushing the industry to find new sources, existing reservoirs contain significant hydrocarbons that are being recovered…

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