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Safe Influx granted patent for novel Automated Well Control system

Safe Influx, a provider of automated well control solutions, announced today it has been granted a patent by the United Kingdom Patent Office covering its Automated Well Control technology. The patent secures key elements of the technology, including a wide range of modules using the same technology. This patent recognizes the ability of the automated system to detect the presence of a fluid influx condition in a wellbore, make a decision against criteria to shut-in, and then automatically initiate an initial well control protocol that results in the well being safely shut-in. The Safe Influx Automated Well Control system enables fast identification, decision-making and reaction to well control events. This revolutionary technology is capable of reducing the size of an ...

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Coretrax deploys expandable drilling liner in Norway

Coretrax announced the first deployment of its expandable liner technology in Norway since its acquisition of expandable tubular well specialist Mohawk Energy, a move the company says will allow it “to deliver and deploy novel technology and specialist personnel from local bases, significantly reducing the logistics, cost and carbon footprint of traveling” from the United States. The RelineDL is a hydraulic expansion system which enables operators to isolate low pressure or thief zones which can be encountered while drilling. This provides a significant inner diameter advantage when compared to a conventional liner string, enabling the safe and effective passage of larger completion strings, and maximizing production. Planned and supported from Aberdeen, the expandable drilling liner was mobilized when a major ...

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EOG Resources promotes Ezra Yacob to President

EOG Resources announced that its Board of Directors has promoted Ezra Y. Yacob to President. Since December 2017, Mr Yacob has held the position of Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production responsible for EOG’s Fort Worth, Artesia and International operating areas. “Ezra Yacob has consistently demonstrated exceptional technical, operational and leadership skills throughout his career at EOG,” said William R. “Bill” Thomas, EOG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He has become a trusted advisor, and his strategic vision, financial acumen and sound judgment will be valuable attributes in his new role as president of the company. Ezra also exemplifies EOG’s outstanding culture. He is a genuine serving leader, and a champion of EOG’s unique decentralized business model and bottom-up driven ...

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