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NOV DuraClose coring system targets unconsolidated formations

Posted on 13 May 2014 in News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

In a recent field trial in the Gulf of Thailand, the DuraClose Full Closure system from National Oilwell Varco (NOV) captured three 90-ft sections of core. In this video…

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MTU Bi-Fuel Kit integrates controls to use natural gas for pressure-pumping operations

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

Ben Berwick, Director of Oil & Gas Applications at MTU, spoke with DC editorial assistant Lauren Wolfson at OTC last week about the company’s new Bi-Fuel Kit…

Baker Hughes Cytadel packer provides extra pressure barrier

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

Mark Knebel, Product Line Manager for Baker Hughes’ Wellbore Integrity and Specialty Services, introduces the Cytadel packer in this exclusive video…

IADC ART Committee workshop to look at automation impact on safety

Posted on 05 May 2014 in Videos

The industry is gearing up for several events in the coming months that will engage the drilling industry to explore the state of the art in rig technology, downhole operations and integrating the two seamlessly with minimal human intervention. In this exclusive video with Thomas Geehan, Chairman of the IADC Future Technology Subcommittee, he provides […]

IADC HSE Environmental Subcommittee developing KPIs to set industry benchmarks

Posted on 02 May 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The IADC HSE Environmental Subcommittee is developing key performance indicators (KPIs) to help the industry improve its environmental performance. The KPIs will classify…

Fred Dupriest: Teaching a physics-based approach to the next drilling generation

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, Videos

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So the saying goes, but it’s just not how Fred Dupriest works. For him, doing something better is not enough if it’s still being done in the same way…

Statoil DGD approach allows option to revert to conventional drilling

Posted on 16 April 2014 in News, Videos

Statoil has two approaches to dual-gradient drilling (DGD): Controlled mud level (CML) overbalanced and CML underbalanced, both with options to revert to conventional drilling at any time..

IADC UBO/MPD Committee developing operating guidelines for different types of MPD

Posted on 16 April 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

One of the most significant initiatives being undertaken by the IADC Underbalanced Operations and Managed Pressure Drilling (UBO/MPD) Committee is to develop operating…

Chevron’s deepwater assets highlight value of dual-gradient drilling

Posted on 15 April 2014 in News, Videos

The “un-drillable” is becoming drillable by using dual-gradient drilling (DGD) to remove the impact of water depth. Dale Straub, Senior Drilling Advisor at Chevron, discussed…

Video: ‘Drillers Knowledge Book’ a practical guide to avoiding drilling problems

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

The book, being published by IADC later this year, covers all aspects of drilling, including well design and construction, hydraulic optimization, and much more…

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