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Advanced wellbore placement techniques may provide long-term benefits in East Africa

Posted on 03 March 2011 in News

Although Africa takes up approximately a fifth of the Earth’s landmass and contains approximately 10% of the…

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New composite mat pills target lost-circulation during drilling, cementing

Posted on 03 March 2011 in News

Schlumberger launched the Losseal family of reinforced composite mat pills on 2 March at the 2011 SPE/IADC…

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Halliburton shares optimization philosophy via webcast from Drilling Conference

Posted on 03 March 2011 in News

In a live webcast from the exhibit floor of the 2011 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam on 2 March…

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BOEMRE OKs first deepwater drilling permit since Macondo

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) approved on 28 February the first deepwater drilling…

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Petrobras’ Lage: Defining business target at crux of introducing automation into well construction

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

When introducing new technology such as automation, it’s critical that not only the physical technologies involved…

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Apache’s Brander: Automation could help address invisible lost time in drilling

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

Graham Brander, director of worldwide drilling for Apache Corp, used to think that automation is something that…

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Drilling Conference plenary: Creating value through consistency, culture, people

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

Consistency, company culture and people were some of the common themes that emerged during the opening-day…

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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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