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Shale workshop finds that continued development necessitates transparency with public

Posted on 09 March 2012 in News

Growth in North American shale-gas drilling has sparked a change in technologies and interest in hydraulic fracturing…

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Behind the buzz: How to apply manufacturing methods to well construction

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

A shift in focus from services to deliverables and products would help the industry to apply manufacturing…

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Automation: What the drilling industry can learn from aviation

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

As drilling automation is becoming more common, it is placing greater demands on training of rig…

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Panel: Proactive engagement with public would cultivate trust

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The more the public knows, the more comfortable they will be with what the industry does. Knowing the efforts and…

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From the exhibit floor: Schlumberger launches imaging-while-drilling, at-bit imaging services

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

These include a high-resolution resistivity and imaging-while-drilling service that provides laterolog resistivity…

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Innovations push safe, efficient work platforms for coiled-tubing applications

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

New and expanded applications for coiled-tubing (CT) services are pushing the industry to develop work platforms…

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Understanding people, processes and growth will guide industry through changes to achieve sustainability

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The dynamic nature of the industry brings about uncertainties and challenges that are nothing new or unheard of but…

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AutoTrak Curve RSS targets unconventionals with high build-rate capability

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Baker Hughes launched the AutoTrak Curve Rotary Steerable System (RSS) this week at the 2012 IADC/SPE…

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BP, NOV, Ensco Test BOP Health Monitoring System in Brazil

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

In a collaborative effort, BP, Ensco and National Oilwell Varco are conducting a pilot program…

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Data aggregation may lead to exponential value in drilling automation

Posted on 08 March 2012 in News

Believing that data aggregation and its importance are “widely misunderstood,” Moray Laing, director of regional…

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