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Schlumberger announces new dual telemetry service to help reduce influence from drilling noise

The first day of the 2020 IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference in Galveston, Texas, saw Schlumberger launch a new dual telemetry drilling service, xBolt G2, that it says enables operators to switch from electromagnetic mud pulse and dual telemetry modes while drilling, reducing influence from drilling noise and potentially reducing lost rig time. In this video with DC following the product’s launch, Shadi Mussa, Global Product Champion at Schlumberger, speaks about the benefits the system may provide in well placement and geosteering.

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Chevron finds new ways to mix automation content into competency assurance programs

Automation has been a key driver in the pace of change for drilling operations in recent years, but the adoption of new technologies can unveil complex challenges, particularly in assuring worker competency. Learn more in this video with Kevin Taylor, WellSafe System IT SME at Chevron...

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CSB: More collaboration between drillers, regulators needed to improve safety

Following its investigation of the January 2018 Pryor Trust incident in Oklahoma, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued numerous recommendations on how drillers and regulators can work together to ensure better safety on rigs. At the 2020 IADC HSE&T Conference in Houston on 18 February, Chuck Barbee, Director of Recommendations with the CSB, spoke with DC about some of those recommendations, as well as the need for increased industry collaboration on safety.

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IADC Nigeria Chapter helps contractors address market, regulatory challenges

Contract durations, cost structure and regulations are three major challenges faced by drilling contractors in Nigeria, said Chuks Enwereji, Chairman of the IADC Nigeria Chapter, at the 2020 IADC Drilling Africa Conference in Accra, Ghana. In this video with DC, Mr Enwereji discusses these challenges, how the Nigeria Chapter is working with the government and regulators to support the drilling industry, as well as how and why someone should contribute to the chapter. Watch the video for more information.

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