Reaching a Turning Point—Underbalanced Coiled Tubing Drilling Seeing Wider Implementation in Changing Oil Field
Underbalanced coiled tubing drilling has continually advanced since the first trials in the 1990s but remains a relatively niche drilling technology. With UBCTD projects set to start in many countries next year, this technology may be seeing a turning point.
Cognitive Study of Human Factors for Safe Drilling Operations: Eye-Tracking Technology
Considering most of the rigs deal with human-machine interface systems, the role of human factors is at the heart of any successful operation. Eye-tracking technology can be useful in real-time operation centers where ocular movement data can improve the professionals’ performance.
Applying Oilwell Drilling Knowledge to Borewell Drilling To Alleviate Water Scarcity
For 60% of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, by cultivated land area, an acute challenge is access to water. Irrigation in such areas is limited because of lack of innovation in drilling methods. Here's a case where the knowledge from oil drilling led to improvements in borewell drilling.
It’s All About Aligning With Your Company’s Needs
Industry veteran Mario Zamora's story is molded by his long career in the drilling segment of the industry. In this article, he shares his advice for those looking for or starting their first oilfield job, working for a few years, or transitioning.
Optimizing Cluster or Fracture Spacing: An Overview
More than a decade ago, perforation cluster spacing was designed up to 700 ft in Barnett and Bakken plays. Today, the spacing is as close as 15 ft apart in Eagle Ford and DJ Basin and operators are optimizing fracture spacing for achieving higher initial production rates.
TWA Forum Series: New Ideas Applied to New Places. Part I: Drilling Automation
TWA’s Forum section editors interview technical experts from two areas of technology: drilling automation and deep offshore development. In Part I of the series, Robello Samuel, chief technical advisor in the drilling division at Halliburton, speaks on automated and remote drilling.
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01 March 2019