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Employing the three T’s — testing, timing and technology — can increase equipment reliability through maintenance strategies

The oil and gas industry constantly fluctuates based on producer capacity and end-user demand. Low oil prices have put companies in a challenging position wherein they have to balance production, equipment investments and operational decisions with changing market conditions. To respond effectively, companies must carefully manage their assets by minimizing costs and maximizing efficiencies, while upholding worker safety...

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Drilling & Completion News

Bluewhale 1, an ultra-deepwater semisubmersible built by Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore, has been named and delivered in Yantai, China. As the first turnkey project for a Chinese offshore ultra-deepwater field, Bluewhale 1 will be operated by China National Petroleum Offshore and Bluewhale Offshore, a subsidiary of CIMC...

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Petrobras finds success in using adapted MPD techniques for deepwater completions operations

Brazilian oil and gas production has progressively migrated to offshore areas during the past decades, with the most prolific plays being found in the Campos Basin deepwater blocks. This scenario has led to significant technology development and application, turning Petrobras into one of the most experienced deepwater operators...

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