Macondo Changed BOPs, But There Is a Limit
A lot about the blowout preventers used for offshore drilling has changed since Macondo in 2010 but essentials are unchanged. It serves as a case study on why some oilfield technology is hard to change.
There’s More to Dull Drill Bits Than Meets the Eye
The best way to know how drilling affects drill bits is to visualize the bits. A device that creates high-resolution images for precise measurements is one of three technologies being featured in a JPT series on drilling measurement innovations.
E&P Growth Shifts Offshore and Globally But More Cost and Job Cuts On the Way
A comeback in offshore and international exploration and production is making up for the North American slowdown, but it is a difficult transition.
Aramco, NOV To Form Saudi Onshore Drilling Joint Venture
Saudi Aramco’s aim to localize oilfield services in the kingdom is taking another step forward with an onshore drilling partnership with National Oilwell Varco.
AR Headsets Give Oil and Gas Sector the Quicker Fix
Wearable computers are turning heads in the oil and gas industry and appear to be on a trajectory for widespread adoption.
With New Rig Software, Automated Drilling is Easier To Embrace
A new process system compatible with all types of drilling rigs is opening the door to wider adoption of drilling automation in North America’s shale sector.
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30 June 2020
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