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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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Center for Offshore Safety names Charlie Williams as executive director

Posted on 08 March 2012 in News

The governing board of the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) has announced Charlie Williams as executive director to…

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CO2 Used as Alternative Fracturing Agent in Low-Pressure Formations

Posted on 08 March 2012 in News

Carbon dioxide (CO2 ), that essential building block of nature used for everything from dry ice…

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From the exhibit floor: Halliburton VP addresses shale solutions

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

IADC group VP/publisher Mike Killalea talks with James Bement, vice president of Halliburton’s…

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From the exhibit floor: Multi-activated drilling reamer drives proactive approach to borehole enlargement

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Drilling Contractor editorial coordinator Katherine Scott speaks with Eddie Valverde, global product line manager…

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Open-source robotics system allows for sharing of research, advances in overall research

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

A robotics expert provided an overview of the latest advances in robotics research at the “Advancing Automation in…

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Rabun: Trust between operators, contractors will build public’s trust in industry

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The industry needs to strengthen its ability to collaborate across all segments, and the 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling…

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Payne: Setting a vision, being relentless would drive change and secure industry’s license to operate

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

In a thriving environment of new technologies, challenges and constant change, a clear vision and a steadfast…

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A look inside the human brain leads to developing and enhancing drilling automation

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Understanding the thought process that drillers go through is shaping the future of human-centered drilling automation…

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