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White Star demonstrates quadraplex mud pump built with clean-sheet design

Posted on 23 February 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Drilling Contractor visited the manufacturing facility of White Star Pump Company in Waller, Texas, on 17 February…

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Case studies: Mitigating drilling hazards offshore Mexico, optimizing well architecture offshore California

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Weatherford International recently deployed its Total Depth well construction approach to deliver fit-for-purpose plans…

Freudenberg labs target thermal cycling, HPHT, material properties, sour gas, product testing

Posted on 26 January 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Freudenberg Oil & Gas launched its newly constructed, 14,000-sq-ft material and products testing facility…

Petrofac begins water safety and survival training at NASA facility

Posted on 05 January 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

From outer space to offshore drilling rigs, workers in both industries are sharing common ground at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston…

Raspino, Rynd named IADC Contractor of the Year

Posted on 15 November 2011 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

IADC presented two IADC Contractor of the Year awards this year to John Rynd of Hercules Offshore and Louis Raspino, who led Pride International prior to its…

Industry unites under SEMS Taskforce to implement new program

Posted on 08 November 2011 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Videos

SEMS rule marks new beginning in environmental, safety practices

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Features, November/December, Videos

Facing an impending deadline, companies from all corners of the industry capitalized on an unprecedented opportunity to help themselves reach a shared goal…

Guest editorial: Who broke this? The fine art of finger-pointing when a rig fails

Posted on 06 July 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August, Videos

Driven by the natural desire to identify what went wrong, blame is the predisposition of our dysfunctional industry. Instead of being grounded in a model of continuous improvement, we structure our organizations around the protection of proven business models and motivate ourselves by successfully adjudicating blame…

Drilling automation: Is resistance futile?

Posted on 06 July 2011 in 2011, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig, Videos

“Automation”: Say the word the right way with the right group of people in drilling circles, and it can almost come off as an obscenity. Drilling is an art, they say, with too many unpredictabilities. How can it be entrusted in the hands of a bunch of machines, computers and algorithms?

Minimizing uncertainty: Geosteering advances keep wellbores in sweet spot

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Videos

Deviated, ultra-deep and unconventional have become bywords of the complex and complicated nature of oil and gas drilling today. Underlying this new vernacular is another challenge…

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