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M-I Swaco gets SMART on displacements

Apr 15, 2013

M-I Swaco, a Schlumberger Company, took OE on a tour of its new SMART 3D package of integrated displacement services. Audrey Leon reports from Houston. MM-I SWACO unveiled its SMART 3D displacement package on February 28 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science…

Rigless drilling enters the pilot stage

Apr 15, 2013

Exploration could be radically altered by a simple idea, Victor Schmidt explains, saving industry months and millions. How does the offshore industry evaluate a new deepwater play? Conduct geologic research, examine studies, collect samples…

Wood Group and MWCC form response team

Mar 26, 2013

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) and Wood Group PSN today announced the formation of an offshore reserve response team.Made up of 100 select reserve operations personnel, the team will be activated should MWCC’s modular capture vessels…

Varel spins patented technology

Mar 20, 2013

The last few months have been busy ones for Varel International. The Texas-based drill bit manufacturer celebrated the opening of its Houston technology center and also launched two drill bit lines, the Raider and the Voyager series…

BP invests in XACT Acoustic Telemetry Network for offshore wells

Mar 15, 2013

BP supports XACT R&D effort BP Ventures is investing in advanced acoustic telemetry technology developed by XACT Downhole Telemetry Inc. for drilling and completing difficult offshore wells. The technology provides high-speed, real-time…

Sevan Drilling chooses IFS asset management software

Mar 07, 2013

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Sevan Drilling ASA, an international ultra-deepwater (UDW) drilling contractor, has chosen IFS Applications for Offshore Service to streamline its onshore and offshore operations…

Panoro sidetrack finds oil off Gabon

Feb 11, 2013

Panoro's DTM sidetrack encounters 20m oil pay Image: PanoroPanoro Energy ASA is pleased to announce an update to its drilling operations in the Dussafu Tortue Marin-1 (DTM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon, West Africa…

The age of automation

Jan 04, 2013

Automating more of the oil & gas industry's processes will ultimately improve safety. So said several industry leaders during the recent Drilling & Completing Trouble Zones conference in Galveston, Texas. Jennifer Pallanich was there.Baker Hughes' Allen Sinor…

Extended length connection

Nov 10, 2012

Peak Well Systems’ new 90Degree Safe Connect facilitates the safe deployment of extended length, rigid assemblies into the well, with a safe working limit of 3te. The specialist downhole tool provider says the novel pivoting design of the Peak…

Radiation monitoring

Oct 12, 2012

The new NORM (naturally occurring radioactive material) monitor, added to Tracerco’s range of radiation monitors at ONS, was specifically developed to meet the requirements of the oil & gas industry in detecting and quantifying naturally occurring radioactive isotopes…

Rhino reamer delivers on-demand

Oct 12, 2012

The Rhino XC on-demand reamer, released at ONS by Schlumberger, is a next-generation reaming tool that provides unlimited activation of the flow actuation system to reliably enlarge boreholes.Building on Rhino XS hydraulically expandable reamer technology…

Customized bits boost pre-salt rates of penetration

Sep 01, 2012

Customized bits enabled Petrobras to successfully drill hard carbonates of pre-salt reservoirs and hard and interbedded post-salt formations of two different offshore wells, while at the same time lowering vibrations, increasing rates of penetration…


Aug 17, 2012

Ocean Riser Systems has joined forces with Enhanced Drilling Solutions, a division of AGR Group, to form AGR EDS-ORS. The move follows AGR’s agreement to purchase the entire shareholding in ORS, subject to financing and board approvals. The transaction was expected to complete in late August…

Bigger in Brazil

Jul 19, 2012

Aker Solutions is investing $100 million in a new multi-purpose service site in Macaé for its drilling equipment business in Brazil. The 335,000m2 development – eight times bigger than the company’s current facility in nearby Rio das Ostras…

Thermal insulation: pushing the limits

Jul 01, 2012

Subsea thermal insulation has an important role to play in ensuring the smooth running of offshore facilities as the industry moves into deeper waters and fluids get warmer. Trelleborg Offshore's Grethe Hartviksen argues that innovative synthetic…

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