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Designer waterflooding

Nov 07, 2012

The oil & gas industry is no stranger to water injection and waterflood methods to increase recovery. One operating company is working out details on how to tailor the water used in waterflooding techniques to boost offshore recovery rates. Jennifer…

Reducing risk to maximize drilling performance

Nov 01, 2012

To meet drilling challenges, such as hole sections with long steep inclinations and severe doglegs, the keystone of a new drilling campaign offshore Thailand includes use of rotary steerable systems instead of the downhole motors traditionally used there…

Drillers on road to recovery

Nov 01, 2012

Rising day rates and demand for drilling in deepwater environments are helping the offshore drilling sector recover from not just the global economic gloom of recent years but also the post-Macondo drilling moratorium in the US. According to…

Well integrity on the upgrade

Oct 12, 2012

A new range of four gastight well suspension plugs, designated the Lock series, was unveiled by well integrity specialist Archer during ONS.The series comprises four application-specific products: SafeLock, for short to medium term suspension periods…

Aker Solutions

Oct 12, 2012

Aker Solutions is opening an engineering office in the northeast of England. The company’s drilling technologies business will be the main beneficiary of the expanded Stockton-on-Tees presence.

A 'wells-up approach' to rig design

Oct 07, 2012

Getting the drilling facilities design process right not only ensures the operator gets the ideal rig for the job but also increases HSE and operational efficiencies and cuts rig construction and commissioning costs. Andy Kay and Rodrigo Rendon discuss the RDS approach…

Statoil sets sights on northern lights

Oct 01, 2012

Statoil will launch a drilling campaign in the Norwegian Barents Sea before the end of the year with four exploration wells in the Skrugard area, the company announced at this year’s Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference in Stavanger. But its Arctic ambitions go much farther…

Tight-gas horizontal well fracturing in the North Sea

Oct 01, 2012

The effective development of low-permeability tight gas reservoir resources requires operational efficiency to improve production performance. Erik Schrama, Robin Naughton-Rumbo and Fred van der Bas, Shell; Josef Shaoul, Fenix Consulting Delft…

Caring chemicals

Sep 12, 2012

Baker Hughes has expanded its SmartCare line of products to include what the company describes as ‘more environmentally responsible’ drilling and completion fluids, production chemicals and additives used in cementing and stimulation procedures…

Alderley Metering Solutions

Sep 12, 2012

Alderley has launched a new division specialising in the provision of metering solutions for brownfield modifications and ageing systems. Alderley Metering Solutions’ multi-disciplined team of engineers will provide local support and services…

Boots & Coots

Sep 12, 2012

Halliburton’s Boots & Coots has acquired Old School Services to enhance its pressure control offerings and provide operators with the throughtubing equipment resources required by today’s rapidly growing unconventionals, horizontal drilling and multistage completions markets…

Braced for the North Sea bow wave

Sep 01, 2012

Whisper it quietly, but the long-promised dawn of serious and sustainable North Sea decommissioning sector activity may have arrived at last. Extensive planning and preparation are currently under way in the sector as countries around the North…

Rig market

Sep 01, 2012

The worldwide mobile offshore drilling fleet has seen modest but steady increases in utilization since the beginning of the year. Currently, worldwide utilization stands at 78% whereas at the start of the year it was hovering around 73%.Recently…

How Pemex plugged the interoperability gap

Jul 01, 2012

The 'digital oilfield' has been talked about for decades, been in practice for several years, but has not yet become a complete reality. despite its early promise, one issue that has consistently impeded the digital oilfield is the management…

Van Ghent's tri-lateral triumph

Jul 01, 2012

Drilling and completing the Dutch North Sea's first intelligent auto-gas lift tri-lateral subsea oil and gas well helped transform the highly marginal Van Ghent discovery into an economically robust development. Dana Petroleum Netherlands's Michiel van der Most…

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