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Friday, 12 October 2012 12:42

Rhino reamer delivers on-demand

The Rhino XC on-demand reamer, released at ONS by Schlumberger, is a next-generation reaming tool that provides unlimited activation of…
Monday, 01 October 2012 15:57

Restoring well integrity Congo-style

An innovative cased-hole expandable liner system has been deployed to repair casing corrosion in an offshore Congo well. Weatherford’s Scott…
Published in OE: 2012 / October
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:25

Managing the Pressure

Houston-based managed pressure drilling systems specialist Managed Pressure Operations International reports that it is expanding its delivery of the innovative…
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 13:17

Boots & Coots

Halliburton’s Boots & Coots has acquired Old School Services to enhance its pressure control offerings and provide operators with the…
Customized bits enabled Petrobras to successfully drill hard carbonates of pre-salt reservoirs and hard and interbedded post-salt formations of two…
Published in OE: 2012 / September
Thursday, 19 July 2012 15:05

Sourceless LWD formation evaluation

Schlumberger has introduced NeoScope, a sourceless logging-while-drilling formation evaluation service based on pulsed neutron generator technology that eliminates the need…
Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

Liner technology comes of age

Nearly 11 years after Weatherford first commercially deployed drilling-with-casing, the service company is still testing the limits of where and…
Published in OE: 2012 / April
Sunday, 01 January 2012 00:00

Technology talking points

Safer, faster, more efficient, more productive, more cost-effective and simpler interfaces top the technology wish lists of many in the…
Published in OE: 2012 / January
Thursday, 01 September 2011 10:34

Products in action

One-trip solutionBaker Hughes last summer deployed a drilling system featuring a TORXS expandable liner hanger package with an EZCase casing…
Published in OE: 2011 / September
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:00

Closing the loop

Managed pressure drilling methodologies evolved over the years to address operational and economic problems inherent to conventional circulating systems that…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
Drilling system vibration was recognized as a potential cause of elevated drilling costs half a century ago. It has been…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 18:00

Core solution

Coring practices and equipment used in the Gulf of Mexico's Lower Tertiary needed to adapt to formation conditions to improve…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
Thursday, 30 December 2010 18:00

Containment capability in the cross-hairs

Post-Macondo efforts to improve well containment capabilities on both sides of the Atlantic moved into higher gear last month.In the…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
The US lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater exploration in October, while codifying new rules governing drilling safety and well…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
Monday, 01 November 2010 11:52

Fiber flexes deepwater muscle

Long used in deepwater mooring, synthetic ropes are increasingly being employed in deepwater heavy lift operations. Russell McCulley talks to…
Published in OE: 2010 / November
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