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Instrumentation, measurement and sensor integration challenge drilling systems automation

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

One of eight defined challenges of drilling systems automation is IMS – instrumentation, measurement and sensors. John Macpherson of Baker Hughes is leading the challenge group…

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IHS: Rising operating costs challenge outlook for offshore rig market

Posted on 25 June 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

The strength of dayrates for offshore rigs in recent years has attracted significant investment and a spate of orders for newbuilds – particularly premium jackups, Tom Kellock…

‘Seamless’ approach needed to drive performance in unconventional field development

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

While advanced technologies have allowed the industry to drill farther and complete more stimulation stages in each wellbore, there is still room for improvement. Rustom Mody…

Wellbore displacement services integrate dimensions of hydraulics, chemistry, mechanics

Posted on 04 June 2014 in Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

In this exclusive video with DC, Gabe Little, Business Development Manager for M-I SWACO, explains how the SMART 3D Displacement services integrate hydraulics, chemistry and…

Market analysis: Oil supply growth triggers worries while gas sector looks tight

Posted on 21 May 2014 in News, Videos

Raymond James & Associates forecasts that global oil prices will be structurally challenged over the next few years but expects natural gas prices to stay near the $4.50 to…

Shale boom breathes new life into IADC Permian Basin Chapter

Posted on 21 May 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The IADC Permian Basin Chapter is undergoing a renaissance, driven by a continued resurgence of drilling activity. As chapter chairman, Paul Norman, general manager at JB…

IADC monitoring proposed regulations around social cost of carbon

Posted on 21 May 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

Bill Tanner, IADC VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, spoke with DC at the 2014 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference in Houston on 15 May about IADC’s current legislative…

IADC Onshore Advisory Panel to tackle land contractors’ critical issues

Posted on 21 May 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

IADC recently established the Onshore Advisory Panel, which will address issues and initiatives specifically concerning the onshore drilling industry. In this video, Ed Jacob, a member of the IADC Executive Committee…

Switching to bi-fuel: factors to be considered

Posted on 21 May 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

The drilling industry is increasingly turning to compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel solution on drilling sites. Significant savings are possible compared with diesel, but several factors…

GE’s real-time Directive system increases reliability with stable sensor package

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

GE Oil & Gas recently launched its Directive system, which was showcased on the exhibit floor at the 2014 OTC. It features a sensor package that is at least four times more stable…

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