Transocean Reveals Its Drilling-Changing Ideas
The biggest drilling company appears interested in becoming the most innovative. It is testing inventions ranging from a blowout preventer that is not hydraulically powered to power systems designed like a hybrid car.
2017 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Technical Session Tackles Managed Pressure
The session will cover an area of growing interest, given increasing concern about wellbore integrity and well control.
Single-Gradient Subsea-Mud-Lift-Drilling Technology in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
As with other MPD systems, SMD technology offers early detection of influxes (kicks) and minimizes downhole losses to weak subsurface formations.
Live Well Display and Automated Data Analysis Improve Managed-Pressure-Drilling Operations
This paper describes a number of system enhancements, including the ability to display and analyze not only the critical parameters of drilling hydraulics but also other information that allows different perspectives in considering the closed-loop system.
Automated Managed-Pressure Drilling Protects Caprock Integrity
The paper demonstrates the successful application of advanced automated managed-pressure-drilling (MPD) technologies on the Dover well close to Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
Managed-Pressure Drilling With Solids-Free Fluid for Subsea Development Wells
The development of the Kanowit field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, requires the drilling of two subsea development wells with a semisubmersible rig.
Wired-Drillpipe Technology in a Deep Ultradepleted Reservoir
Results from a well recently drilled into an underpressured reservoir in southern Mexico.
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