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Drilling Innovation Projects Get a Boost

Aug 14, 2019

A group of projects worth more than £1.3 million ($1.6 million) aims to develop new innovative technologies for use in offshore drilling operations.With the help of £640,000 ($772,000) in co-funding from the Oil & Gas Innovation Center (OGIC)…

“See” Ahead of the Bit

Aug 12, 2019

Even with the best seismic data and reservoir modeling available, drillers have remained in the dark about what’s in front of the drill bit. A new sensing tool has been designed to “see” ahead of the bit and can transmit data in real time to shift drilling operations from reactive to proactive…

Drilling Tool Saves a Wellhead Jetting Trip

Aug 01, 2019

Oilfield services company Churchill Drilling Tools revealed that an operator was able to improve its wellhead base jetting operations by deploying the DAV MX CircSub downhole circulation tool.The client, a major North Sea operator, having completed…

NOV Trims Staff

Jul 24, 2019

U.S. oilfield supplier National Oilwell Varco Inc is trimming its workforce, according to people familiar with the matter, as oil and gas customers have cut spending on services and equipment.The company recently began offering voluntary early retirement to eligible employees…

CMC Installed on Ocean Blackhawk Drillship

Jul 04, 2019

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore (STEHMO) installed a NOV crown mounted compensator (CMC) on Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Blackhawk drillship.The 215-metric-ton passive heave compensator was fully assembled and lifted on the top of the derrick on May 22…

Expandable Liner Hanger Designs Evolve

Jul 01, 2019

Expandable liner hanger designs are advancing to meet the ever-increasing demands of deepwater well construction.A new expandable liner hanger design provides an effective liner top seal for high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) well conditions…

Drill-tech Trends: Hybrid Rigs, Automation

Jun 20, 2019

Fully-automated drilling aboard a semisubmersible or jack-up drill rig powered by batteries has just become a reality. As May 2019 got underway, new, modern rigs were being ordered on more exploration, and no fewer than eight modern rigs — seven…

Expanding into a Temporary Abandonment Solution

Jun 05, 2019

Deepwater drilling activities require contingencies for temporary abandonment of the well, sometimes necessitated by wellhead change outs or riser work, and sometimes by Mother Nature.Existing mechanical solutions can struggle with restrictions inside the riser or seabed structure…

Push-the-Bit RSS

May 14, 2019

Two service companies known for point-the-bit rotary steerable systems (RSS) each decided in 2016 to create their own push-the-bit tools. Their offerings are aimed at increased tool reliability, utilization, smoother wellbores and higher levels of drilling performance consistency from well to well…

Equinor Awards Drilling Services Contracts

May 14, 2019

Equinor said it has awarded a group of drilling service contracts worth about NOK 2.5 billion ($286 million), exclusive of options, to several suppliers.The services will be delivered to both new and existing fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS)…

GustoMSC Delivers Chela to Maersk Drilling

May 10, 2019

GustoMSC, the developer of the Chela crane, has transferred the multi-functional arm to Danish offshore driller Maersk Drilling.GustoMSC, which designs and engineers solutions for mobile offshore units, said in a press release that Maersk Drilling…

Maersk Drilling Unveils Hybrid Low-Emission Rig

May 08, 2019

Danish rig operator Maersk Drilling has announced what it's calling the first hybrid, low-emission drilling rig, based on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Through a series of upgrades, Maersk Drilling aims to convert the Maersk Intrepid ultra…

Schlumberger Launches New Service at OTC

May 07, 2019

Schlumberger has introduced the IriSphere look-ahead-while-drilling service at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week. The new service provides the industry’s first application of electromagnetic (EM) technology for detecting…

Hibiscus Gets Positive Result from Ithaca's Cook Field

May 07, 2019

Anasuria Hibiscus UK, a subsidiary of Hibiscus Petroleum, was informed by Cook JV operator Ithaca that the Cook water injection well was drilled to a total depth of 13,045 feet measured depth.'In drilling the water injection well, the reservoir…

Weatherford Unveils Managed Pressure Drilling Tech

May 07, 2019

The Irish-domiciled multinational oil and natural gas service company Weatherford International plc unveiled Victus intelligent managed pressure drilling (MPD), an Industry 4.0 solution that features intelligent control, equipment automation…

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