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New technology center dedicated to proppant innovation

Posted on 10 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Vinay Mehta, vice president of technical excellence & innovation for Fairmount Minerals, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott…

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Trent Latshaw, Latshaw Drilling: Lessons learned in setbacks lead to greater success

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, Exclusive Video, March/April, Recent Drilling News, Videos

Arriving in Alaska in 1971, just three years after the Prudhoe Bay discovery, Trent Latshaw, now president and owner of…

Video exclusive: Schlumberger launches new technologies at Drilling Conference

Posted on 12 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Schlumberger’s Ian Falconer, marketing and technology manager, introduced technologies, such as the slim-hole PowerDrive Archer rotary steerable system and the Stinger conical diamond technology, at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 5-7 March in Amsterdam. Starting with the drill bit, the new technologies are a part of the company’s integrated drilling system approach.

Exclusive video: Open-platform initiative pushing automation to new level

Posted on 07 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Tony Pink, vice president of drilling automation applications for National Oilwell Varco (NOV), speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott at the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam on 6 March. Mr Pink discussed the company’s NOVA initiative, which NOV considers the next generation in drilling controls and automation. Integrated within operating systems, NOVA drives well execution plans from a single source, executing automatic control and connection to drill and to…

Exclusive video: Drilling automation workshop features leading mining innovators

Posted on 05 March 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

  Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott speaks with John de Wardt, president of De Wardt and Company, at the SPE/IADC Drilling Systems Automation symposium on 4 March, jointly held by the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) and the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee. The symposium preceded the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference […]

Exclusive video: Overcoming the plateau in safety performance

Posted on 13 February 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

More effective leadership will help the industry move beyond plateaued safety performance, Joe White, senior consultant for DuPont…

IADC awards recognize work of Jackup Rig Committee, Mike Hoyle

Posted on 13 February 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

IADC presented awards to the Jackup Rig Committee and Mike Hoyle of GL Noble Denton at the 2013 IADC HSE and Training…

Exclusive video: Competency isn’t just training or experience

Posted on 13 February 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott speaks with John Tustin, Petrofac operations director of competence…

Exclusive video: How to make SPCC plans effective and practical

Posted on 13 February 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Ken Murphy, CEO of Enviro Clean Products & Services, talks about spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC)…

Complex well construction challenges require collaborative focus

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Completing the Well, News, Videos

Well engineering and project management services are providing a powerful collaborative interface with…

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