Drilling Innovations: Advances in technology for a new era in drilling

January 30, 2023
Abaco Drilling, Oil States, Parker Wellbore
January 23, 2023
The Wei-1 well is approximately 14 km northwest of the partners’ previous Kawa-1 light oil and condensate discovery. The Wei-1 well will be drilled in a water depth of approximately 1,912 ft. to an anticipated total depth of 20,500 ft.
January 11, 2023
Of the 47 drilling permits, 29 are in the North Sea, 16 are in the Norwegian Sea, and two are in the Arctic Barents Sea. This licensing round is expected to bolster and maintain activity in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
January 10, 2023
Trillion Energy has identified several additional opportunities to increase production at the SASB gas field during 2023 by adding three side-track wells to its development program. The total number of wells now contemplated in the SASB development program has increased from 17 to 20.
January 09, 2023
The government received 13 new field-development plans last year. Companies including Equinor ASA and Aker BP ASA rushed to take advantage of Covid-era tax breaks that expired at the end of December.
January 05, 2023
Transocean announced contract awards or extensions for five of its drilling rigs on Jan. 4. Together, the fixtures represent approximately $488 million of firm backlog.
January 02, 2023
Barnwell has acquired a non-operated working interest in a two-well pad consisting of 10,000’ laterals targeting the Wolfcamp Formation in Loving and Ward Counties, Texas. Initial production is expected in Barnwell's second fiscal quarter.
December 29, 2022
Set to redefine standards for offshore drilling, the dual-derrick drillship is the first-ever unit delivered with two 20,000-psi blowout preventers, well-control, riser, and piping systems for high-pressure and high-temperature drilling and completion operations.
December 23, 2022
The new merger will be in a strong position to serve a broader range of customers, with one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the industry, and a combined backlog of $2.8 billion.
December 21, 2022
The Zeus-1 well encountered 105 meters of net gas pay in carbonate reservoirs that re-enforces the area’s promising outlook and development.
November 2022
Politics and regulations, particularly on the federal level, affect so much of the upstream industry’s health and performance, which can lead to a muddled mess in future developments.
November 28, 2022
The Biden administration plans to offer hundreds of thousands of acres off the coast of Alaska for new oil and gas drilling next month, a sale mandated in Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act to win the support of holdout West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
November 28, 2022
Perenco UK has signed a contract for a campaign of drilling operations using the Valaris 247 jack-up rig, the company announced on Monday.
November 17, 2022
Resoptima is partnering with Aker BP, Sval Energi and NORCE to develop specific solutions that will help reduce CO2 emissions associated with oil and gas asset development and production activities.
November 16, 2022
Neptune Energy and its partners said Wednesday that hydrocarbons have been encountered in the Calypso exploration well in the Norwegian Sea. The operations are still at an early stage, and Neptune has not determined if commercial volumes are present.

Prime Mapping: Obtaining Actual Pipe Data for Higher Downhole Performance

December 06, 2022
Prime Mapping is a tubular field service carried out before running-in-hole that provides actual casing and tubing data enhancing drilling and completion operations. Prime Mapping can be run on the rig floor or at the yard by Vallourec trained technicians at any time, for tubulars from any supplier. The data is obtained using a portable device called In-Pipe Rover which uses laser and/or ultrasound technology. Prime Mapping provides full-length internal diameter (ID), wall thickness (WT), and outside diameter (OD) map with thousands of data points per pipe, providing calculated ovality, eccentricity, out-of-roundness, bore and metal volume. This actual geometric data is essential for packer setting and cement displacement, and mitigates casing wear while drilling, as it allows operators to optimize their casing and tubing strings before running, thus obtaining higher downhole performance. By performing the service in any field, Prime Mapping saves time, costs, and CO2 emissions for operators who no longer need to send pipes back to UT benches.

Accurate Wellbore Positioning Using WellDefined Automated Survey Solutions

December 07, 2022
Join our expert, Mahmoud ElGizawy, to learn how automated survey management solutions can allow operating companies and service providers to access the most advanced directional survey correction algorithms to optimize drilling applications in real-time by providing accurate wellbore positioning data. This allows timely correction to the wellbore trajectory without requiring additional tools or onsite personnel. The automated survey solutions maximize reservoir production by accurately placing the well in the planned spot while avoiding collision with other wells in close proximity.
November 08, 2022
Senior executives from the most active majors and independents in the Gulf of Mexico will convene to discuss regional operations and outlook at next week's Deepwater Executive Summit in Houston.
October 20, 2022
Stretching 50,000 feet, the well is part of ADNOC Offshore’s extended reach drilling project that could increase Upper Zakum’s production capacity by 15,000 bpd.
October 13, 2022
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company announced the award of a contract worth $980 million (AED3.6 billion) to ADNOC Drilling to hire two jack-up offshore rigs and associated manpower and equipment.
October 10, 2022
Petrofac has been selected by Dana Petroleum to provide well management services for all its UK North Sea operated assets, including the Triton FPSO and the Western Isles FPSO vessels.
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