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Drillmar Resources and JAB Recruitment announce new joint venture

Drillmar Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with energy recruitment specialist JAB Recruitment to create DRILLJAB, a joint project with a view to providing staffing solutions to drilling contractors across the Americas. Supported by JAB Recruitment’s Houston office, the newly formed joint venture will enable Drillmar to extend its global footprint to the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America, while JAB Recruitment will expand its service capability in the region with further drilling expertise. “Both organizations are market leaders in their own right with a wealth of experience in recruitment and in energy,” said Drillmar Managing Director Raymond Bruce. “More importantly our business ethics and values are aligned, which we view as critical to the success of ...

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Physics-based, deep learning model improves screen-out predictions

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor Screen-out usually occurs when proppants carried in fracturing fluid create a bridge across the perforations in a fracture or a similar restricted flow area, creating a sudden and significant restriction to fluid flow that causes a rapid rise in pump pressure. This condition can cause significant disruption to a hydraulic fracturing operation, delaying the placement of subsequent stages and wellbore cleanout operations, and ultimately leading to lost production days.  Because of that potential impact, advanced warning of screen-out is critical to improving operational safety and efficiency, according to Dr John Sun, Senior Data Scientist at Noble Energy. Speaking at the 2020 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) in July, Dr Sun discussed how his company has ...

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Audio interview: IADC WellSharp Live supports training efforts during COVID-19

In early May, IADC launched WellSharp Live, a distance learning training delivery option for the association’s WellSharp Drilling and Well Servicing courses. In this interview with DC, Brooke Polk, Director – Program Development and Technology at IADC, talks about the progress the training solution has made in its first few months of operation, as well as what its future may hold.

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