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Closed-loop system can improve safety, improve drilling efficiency

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

David Pavel, director of business development, drilling optimization services for Weatherford International, posed the question of whether safety…

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New rotary steerable system offers high build rates exceeding 17°/100 ft

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

Schlumberger unveiled its new PowerDrive Archer high-build rate rotary steerable system (RSS) at the 2011…

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BOEMRE ordered to process Ensco permit applications within 30 days

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

Late last week, Ensco won a motion for a preliminary injunction against the US Bureau of Ocean…

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Vitter blocks Obama nomination until deepwater drilling permits issued

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced on 15 February a hold on Dan Ashe, President Obama’s nominee to lead the US…

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2011 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to focus on being the best in a growing business

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

Companies that want to be the best in the drilling business will have a lot to glean from this year’s SPE/IADC Drilling…

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Unconventional plays becoming more competitive for large operators

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

There’s no doubt that shale plays in North America represent a next wave in the world’s energy present and future…

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Eagle Ford still going strong as rigs continue to migrate to liquids-rich shales

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

Speaking at the IADC Oil and Gas Shale Drilling Technology Workshop held in Houston on 27 January, Brian Tucker…

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Water-less fracturing among innovations for shale development

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

Economic recovery of gas from shale deposits requires the use of not only innovative completion technologies but also the use of manufacturing processes…

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Shale drilling: paradox of public perception

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

There is a paradox in the way general public views the oil and gas industry, a study of two counties within the Barnett Shale found. Although the public…

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Wood Mackenzie report: Majors’ exposure to unconventional gas still relatively small

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

The majors have recognized the potential of unconventional gas plays as a growth option, evident in recent…

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