Drilling

News
February 02, 2023
U.S. shale companies are set to post yet another strong set of earnings, off the back of robust oil and gas prices in the fourth quarter. But the biggest question for analysts and investors remains whether the industry’s bumper cash flow will tempt them to drill more.
Whitepaper

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

January 30, 2023
Abaco Drilling, Oil States, Parker Wellbore
News
January 27, 2023
According to JSG, the company will drill at least one well every six months until the area is fully developed. JSG will drill its first horizontal completion in the Granite Wash formation in February 2023.
News
January 26, 2023
The focus of attention will be on operators’ production targets, with the global supply-demand balance still tight and with China’s recent lifting of coronavirus restrictions expected to boost consumption. Shale drillers have said supply-chain issues, labor shortages, rising costs and unhelpful federal policies are preventing them from revving up production.
News
January 12, 2023
Public drillers added 18 rigs during the final three months of 2022, while their private rivals idled 11. Overall, the fleet of rigs operating in the contiguous U.S. expanded by three from the end of September to Dec. 31.
News
December 27, 2022
If 2022 was big for international oil, it was astronomical for the domestic sector. From our coveted annual World Oil Awards to happenings in West Texas, news never stopped flowing. Read the top home-grown stories of 2022 here.
News
December 21, 2022
Carmo Energy, a subsidiary of Cobra IS, will oversee the maintenance of these facilities and of the work to upgrade them to technical and environmental standards. It will be remunerated through their exploitation.
News
December 20, 2022
ConocoPhillips had originally proposed drilling across five pads at the site in the northeast corner of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. However, the Interior Department has advanced an alternative plan that would initially allow just three. Now some environmental activists are musing about an even smaller, two-site option.
News
December 20, 2022
Each of the three Wolfcamp B horizontals had approximately 9,900 feet of completed lateral, averaging 95% within U.S. Energy's 33' target window at a TVD of 10,979'. A total of 198 stages were completed in 31 days with 99.5% of the designed proppant volume and 105.3% of the designed fluid volume placed.
News
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.
Webcast

Prime Mapping: Obtaining Actual Pipe Data for Higher Downhole Performance

December 06, 2022
Vallourec
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.
Webcast

Accurate Wellbore Positioning Using WellDefined Automated Survey Solutions

December 07, 2022
SLB
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.
News
October 28, 2022
As part of continuing to deliver its growth strategy and expanding in core markets such as the Middle East region, KCA Deutag has announced the completion of the largest phase of the Saipem SpA’s onshore drilling business acquisition.
News
October 26, 2022
SLB announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Gyrodata Incorporated, a global company specializing in gyroscopic wellbore positioning and survey technology.
News
October 12, 2022
Diamondback Energy Inc. agreed to buy closely held FireBird Energy LLC in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.6 billion, enabling the U.S. shale oil producer to grow in the Permian Basin.
Article
September 2022
The loss of Russian crude supplies and the lingering effects of Covid-19 have driven oil prices to multi-year highs. U.S. operators have shown restraint, but according to World Oil’s mid-year forecast, a further activity increase is in the offing.
Article
September 2022
Drilling should pick up steam this year, gaining more than 18%, as nearly all regions will see activity increase. Development should thrive, as the world looks for additional sources of crude oil and natural gas.
Article
September 2022
An integrated approach delivering high wellbore quality across multiple reservoir sections enables an operator to successfully run and set a multi-stage fracing completion or cemented liner. It also ensures that curve and horizontal section objectives are met when drilling across unstable reservoirs.
News
September 13, 2022
Deltastream Energy Corp.’s gamble six years ago on drilling for oil in a heavily forested area of northern Alberta with no pipeline links paid off with a C$1.8 billion ($1.4 billion) return for investors, according to its chief executive officer.
News
August 31, 2022
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company announced the award of five framework agreements totaling $1.83 billion for Directional Drilling and Logging While Drilling.
News
August 25, 2022
U.S. shale producers are on course to make nearly $200 billion this year, enough to make the industry debt-free by 2024 and potentially fund a pivot toward more natural gas production, according to Deloitte LLP.
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