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Mud transfer may be gap in contingency planning

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

“Hope is not a strategy, particularly in this post-Macondo world,” John Wright, president and blowout engineering advisor for John Wright Company, said at…

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Improved well productivity drives down break-even price for Petrobras pre-salt

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

Increased well productivity as Petrobras improves its knowledge of pre-salt reservoir behavior has allowed…

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ADNOC looks to artificial islands, EOR to boost production

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

Improved EOR techniques and the building of artificial islands are key elements of the strategy that the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is…

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Wild Well Control to offer subsea capping system for up to 15,000-ft water depths

Posted on 10 May 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

Wild Well Control will introduce a global subsea well containment system this fall, according to an…

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Petrobras: Material results lead to a bright future

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

“Material results are leading to a bright future,” Jose Formigli, Petrobras pre-salt executive manager, said during a 2011 SPE Offshore…

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Shear All Ram features curved asymmetrical blades

Posted on 10 May 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

The Shear All Ram (SAR) was introduced last week at OTC, a BOP ram design whose field tests show it has the ability to shear “any size pipe and casing with…

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15 innovations receive OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

Fifteen innovations received the 2011 Spotlight on New Technology Awards last week at the Offshore…

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Cobb receives ASME Industry Achievement Award

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

Galen Cobb, director of industry relations for Halliburton, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Industry Achievement Award on…

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Dual gradient drilling: Differentiators, benefits, barriers to implementation

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

DGD systems being considered today encompass three fundamentally different approaches — seabed pumping…

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Moving dual gradient drilling technologies to implementation requires a systematic process

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

“As an operator, we have to ensure that there is a clear benefit (of new technology) to all stakeholders in order…

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