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Monday, 01 November 2010 11:36

Expanding well design

By ensuring optimal hole size, well designs using solid expandable tubulars have a far-reaching effect on drilling, evaluation, completion and…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Support & supply

Global demand for floating hardware continues apace. David Morgan and Meg Chesshyre review recent support & supply sector initiatives and…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Dropping downtime

Another drilling contractor, Seadrill, recently put to the test DNV’s new standard for managing integrated software dependent systems. Wendy Laursen…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Monday, 25 October 2010 19:00

Greenland drilling ends for 2010

Cairn Energy has wrapped up its 2010 exploration drilling campaign offshore Greenland and released both the Stena Forth and Stena…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:00

Challenges ahead

The risks associated with placing complex open hole completions across the reservoir are increasing. Deep Casing Tools’ Mark Presslie explains…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:00

Handling the low-gravity solids overload

Conventional solids control methods are inadequate to manage low-gravity solids smaller than 8-10 microns. M-I Swaco’s Rich Cook discusses a…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
Making more sense of pipe handling Norway's TTS Sense has developed an advanced pipe handling machine named SmartRacker, following the…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Sunday, 08 August 2010 19:00

Opening the window

Weather is a major factor when planning offshore drilling campaigns. Asbjørn Stålesen of FMC Technologies says the company's Real Time…
Published in OE: 2010 / August
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Drillers feel the pre-salt pinch

With well costs escalating to consume up to half of a project’s funding, operators are seeking ways to trim costs.…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Deepwater poised for fast recovery

Two recently published reports point to a speedy recovery for offshore E&P. The deepwater sector of the oil & gas…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Guarded optimism greets US leasing plan

The oil & gas industry and analysts greeted President Obama’s offshore drilling plan as a step in the right direction.…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:00

Virginia sale to test Atlantic interest

The scheduled 2012 lease sale offshore Virginia will proceed, even without the environmental impact studies necessary to allow oil &…
Published in OE: 2010 / May
Monday, 19 April 2010 19:00

Thrust to the forefront

Compact Azipod units promise the means of producing more efficient thrust for drilling vessels, saving fuel cost and cutting emissions.…
Published in OE: 2010 / April
Sunday, 04 April 2010 19:00

Rechargeables to expand MWD horizons

The importance of battery selection for demanding downhole electronics applications, in particular measurement-while-drilling tools, is discussed by Saft’s Wayne Pitt.As…
Published in OE: 2010 / April
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 18:00

Rock science

Drilling has long led the industry when it comes to technology, leaving completions with a need to catch up. During…
Published in OE: 2010 / January
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