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Independence Contract Drilling deploys 11th rig to Permian Basin

Posted on 03 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

As the US strives to reach energy independence, Chris Menefee, Vice President of Business Development for Independence Contract Drilling (ICD), believes the land drilling business will see more opportunities for…

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Liner-less spill containment improves environmental performance, minimizes costs

Posted on 02 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

A new liner-less spill containment system helps to reduce contamination risks, improve on-site safety and minimize costs. Newpark Mats…

Sarni: Industry has opportunity to do more with less water

Posted on 01 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

While some analysts are projecting a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, the oil and gas industry is doing what it does best – innovate. “You’re seeing a lot of technology innovation – using less water, recycling, reusing…

US EIA: Increase in energy demand requires 33 million bbl/day more oil

Posted on 26 November 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

The world is going to need one-third more oil between 2010 and 2040, with developing countries, such as China and India, accounting for a major portion in the increase in…

Prescriptive Analytics prescribes how to complete wells to maximize production

Posted on 25 November 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

“Big data” is taking on a new role in industry, where companies are combining the findings from geology and geophysics with new data collected from advanced technologies…

Stilley: Despite challenging outlook, opportunities are plenty in the long term

Posted on 18 November 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Opportunities abound for the drilling industry even in an environment of high costs and falling oil prices, Randall D. Stilley, President & CEO of Paragon Offshore, said…

In well control, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Posted on 18 November 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

It has been more than four years since Macondo, and the long-term effects of the oil spill are still being determined. “Oil is a natural substance that can be degraded…

Plaisance: Well Control Institute evaluating priority topics

Posted on 18 November 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The Well Control Institute (WCI) Board of Directors convened on 11 November in New Orleans. Moe Plaisance, who recently retired from Diamond Offshore Drilling, has…

Powell: Drilling contractors responsible for well control; planning, risk assessment fall under operators in EU directive

Posted on 18 November 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Before joining IADC, Taf Powell served with the European Commission as an expert adviser in offshore drilling and…

NOV top drive control software mitigates torsional vibration in Eagle Ford

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

In a recent 13-well program in the Eagle Ford, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) deployed its top drive control software, SoftSpeed II, to mitigate torsional vibration…


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