Drilling

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October 2022
A new modeling system enabled PDC bit designers to increase cutter efficiency and reduce susceptibility to impact damage by optimizing back rake in the nose and shoulder areas. Engineers used the data to update the bit’s torque and efficiency response, resulting in record-high ROP.
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October 2022
Centralized real-time, multidisciplinary data capture platform improves drilling performance
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October 2022
In U.S. land drilling, BHA selection frequently uses heuristics derived from motivations of the directional contractor as opposed to incentives for the operator. The authors propose alternatives that balance the needs of the directional company with the operator’s desire for a high-quality wellbore.
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November 21, 2022
A frac-sand plant in the Eagle Ford region of Texas erupted in flames over the weekend, imperiling supplies of a key component in shale drilling.
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November 21, 2022
Zephyr Energy Plc, the Rocky Mountain oil and gas company focused on responsible resource development and carbon-neutral operations, announced on Monday that drilling operations have commenced on the State 36-2 LNW-CC well at its flagship project in the Paradox Basin, Utah.
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November 21, 2022
ADNOC Drilling Co. signed an agreement on Monday to acquire an additional three brand new high-specification offshore jack-up drilling units. The cost of the acquisition is part of the company’s three-year guidance on capital expenditure and its strategic growth plans.
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November 17, 2022
Diamondback will acquire drilling rights across 15,000 net acres in the Permian’s northern Midland Basin in Texas from closely held Lario Oil and Gas Co. for $850 million in cash and 4.18 million shares, according to a statement on Wednesday.
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November 17, 2022
The Democratic Republic of Congo must be compensated if it’s to halt plans for oil and gas drilling in the world’s biggest tropical peatlands, which store three years of annual global carbon emissions, the country’s vice prime minister for environment said.
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October 2022
In February, Russia initiated its unwarranted invasion of Ukraine and ignited an international energy crisis. Immediately thereafter, it appeared that the world and the U.S. would realize the mistakes made in relying on Russian O&G and on unreliable, expensive renewable energy.
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November 16, 2022
Texas oil and gas production will continue to recover and grow during 2023, and use of oilfield electrification will expand with it. That was the takeaway message from Texas Alliance of Energy Producers President Jason Modglin, who delivered the keynote address Tuesday morning during Day 1 of World Oil’s Oilfield Electrification Technology Conference.
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November 14, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s wealth fund is considering an initial public offering of oil and gas driller ADES International Holding by the first half of next year, as it accelerates efforts to raise billions of dollars for new investments, sources said.
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November 08, 2022
It became clear from speakers at last week's IADC meeting that publicly held operators continue to utilize technology to improve their efficiencies and bottom lines while pursuing careful paths toward E&P expansion, keeping a close eye on shareholder returns.
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November 04, 2022
Neptune Energy announced Friday that drilling has commenced on the Calypso exploration well in the Norwegian Sea, with a target depth of approximately 2,960 meters (9,711 feet).
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November 03, 2022
As the International Association of Drilling Contractors gathered in New Orleans on Thursday, the drilling VP of the Permian Basin's largest operator described ongoing industry headwinds despite "good times."
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November 02, 2022
(WO) — ADNOC Drilling Company PJSC has confirmed the award of a five-year framework agreement valued at up to $1.6 billion for integrated drilling fluids services (IDFS) to support the expansion of ADNOC’s lower-cost and lower-carbon intensive production capacity, as it continues to respond to growing global demand for energy.
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July 25, 2022
Neptune Energy announced the safe and successful drilling of four development wells on the operated Fenja field in the Norwegian Sea, in preparation for production start-up, the company said on July 25.
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July 25, 2022
The European Union’s drive to slash reliance on Russian natural gas is boosting the strategic importance of finds in Cyprus, the country’s energy minister said.
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June 20, 2022
Russia’s Rosneft PJSC is proceeding with its flagship Vostok Oil project in the Arctic, Chief Executive Officer Igor Sechin said, just over a week after a key partner announced it’s exiting the development over the invasion of Ukraine.
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June 17, 2022
Worley and Chevron Corporation have entered into a global master services agreement covering Chevron’s upstream, midstream, and downstream business needs.
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June 15, 2022
Perenco announced it has completed the acquisition of Glencore’s corporate entities holding its entire Chad Upstream oil interests.
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June 15, 2022
Billionaire Harold Hamm is poised to throw off the shackles of shareholder discipline so that Continental Resources Inc. can maximize windfall profits.
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