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High rig day rates, slack time-cutting campaign signals MWD-LWD acceptance, uptake, says Sperry; new technology looms ahead, tooThere’s no doubt operators everywhere are using MWD-LWD services more these days than ever before. The reason is that much improved, real-time data from measurement/logging while-drilling tools are consistent with other down-hole tool advances in helping keep the drill string in the hole, drilling for longer periods. This translates into lower risk to drilling dynamics and significant reductions in costly non-productive rig time.Ron Dirksen, global M/LWD manager in Halliburton; Sperry Drilling Services’ drilling and formation evaluation division, puts...

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