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Monday, 01 April 2013 05:00

M-I Swaco gets SMART on displacements

M-I Swaco, a Schlumberger Company, took OE on a tour of its new SMART 3D package of integrated displacement services.…
Published in OE: 2013 / April
Saturday, 01 December 2012 06:00

The age of automation

Automating more of the oil & gas industry's processes will ultimately improve safety. So said several industry leaders during the…
Published in OE: 2012 / December
Saturday, 10 November 2012 20:07

Rhadiant system

The new Rhadiant ultra-high temperature non-aqueous drilling fluid system released by M-I Swaco is said to eliminate drilling fluid product…
Saturday, 10 November 2012 19:07

Maintenance-free pumping

An offshore oil and gas processor needed a full processing installation on the seabed, but first needed to prove that…
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 22:33

Designer waterflooding

The oil & gas industry is no stranger to water injection and waterflood methods to increase recovery. One operating company…
Published in OE: 2011 / November
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:53

Do nanoplate surfactants hold the key?

Potentially game-changing research which seeks to unlock the potential of nanotechnology to help maximise production from oil wells and extend…
Published in OE: 2012 / November
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 18:31

Caring chemicals

Baker Hughes has expanded its SmartCare line of products to include what the company describes as ‘more environmentally responsible’ drilling…
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 05:00

Bio-based fluids come in from the cold

With the world demanding ever more challenging ‘green’ credentials, the search is on among oil industry suppliers to come up…
Published in OE: 2012 / May
Saturday, 03 March 2012 21:21

Handling the heat

The recently launched Pelagic CLEO high temperature subsea control fluid is hailed as breakthrough technology by its developer Niche Products.…
Thursday, 01 September 2011 16:08

Fluid thinking

With Canadian environmental regulators tightening their monitoring and control of fluids used offshore, Castrol's Jason Vallier and K+D Pratt's Andrew…
Published in OE: 2011 / September
Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

Treating drilling waste offshore

Offshore disposal of untreated oil base mud (OBM) cuttings is not permitted anywhere in the world, and in several geographical…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 00:00

Products in action - OE October 2010

Quicker connection Baker Hughes announced the commercialization of its Reconnect technology, which the company says provides an alternative for re-establishing…
Published in OE: 2010 / October
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 00:00

Products in action - OE September 2010

Fracturing fluid additives Release of the new OpenFrac family of hydraulic fracturing fluid additive systems was announced by Schlumberger last…
Published in OE: 2010 / September
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:00

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
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