From the OTC exhibit floor: Directional control system offers alternative for wellbore navigation

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos OTC

Chris Maranuk, new product launch manager for Weatherford International, talks about Weatherford’s…

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‘Virtual presence’ technology enhances productivity safety

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos OTC

Virtual technology is making the oil patch smarter. Driven by the continued push into unconventional and deepwater environments and the anticipated…

Program chairman Joseph Reilly: Operation integrity is big theme at 2012 OTC

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling Contractor recently spoke with ExxonMobil Upstream Research’s Joseph Reilly, who is program chairman…

Visit IADC at OTC

Posted on 17 April 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, OTC

Visit IADC at the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference, 30 April – 3 May in Houston, at booth S14. IADC’s booth is located on the ground-floor lobby of Reliant Center…

Partnerships with NOCs key to IOCs’ future success

Posted on 04 June 2010 in News, OTC

International oil companies (IOCs) should pursue opportunities to create and solidify partnerships with national oil companies (NOCs) and internationalizing…

Reelwell telemetry system enables high-speed two-way data transmission

Posted on 27 May 2010 in OTC

The Reelwell Telemetry System (RTS) was developed in combination with…

Expro’s wireless safety valve system provides alternative to workovers

Posted on 27 May 2010 in OTC

When a control line becomes plugged due to contaminants in the hydraulic…

World’s first in-riser system with SIL 2 certification

Posted on 24 May 2010 in OTC

The Schlumberger SenTURIAN* subsea landing string electrohydraulic operating system is an innovative, shorter modular system that allows safe…

New automated system for monitoring flexible riser integrity

Posted on 21 May 2010 in OTC

Schlumberger and TOTAL jointly developed the subC-racs* riser annulus condition surveillance for monitoring of flexible riser integrity to assess…

Aker’s versatile modular top drive can be repaired quickly

Posted on 21 May 2010 in OTC

Aker Solutions says its MH MDDM 1000™ top drive drilling system is the first true modular derrick drilling machine (MDDM) that meets 6th generation…

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