Equipment upgrades minimize drillstring fluid losses
Several Canadian and U.S. onshore drilling contractors successfully reduced drilling-fluid losses during pipe-handling operations by installing mud-bucket/spill-tray assemblies, vacuum systems, integrated rig-floor troughs, and splash guards.
Wire line retrieval coring technology shows promise
The ability to use slim-hole, continuous core-recovery technologies incorporating wire line retrievable core bits, core barrel, and downhole shock absorber offers a new technique for drilling operations.
Pemex controls lost circulation in South Mexico
A reactive, water-based, lost-circulation material (LCM), used by Pemex Exploration-Production Co. in South Mexico, can effectively control lost circulation in a single treatment.
ARCO's Villano project: Improvised solutions in Ecuador's rainforest
ARCO Oriente Inc. has just raised the bar in the evolving new paradigm of oil industry sustainable development in the rainforest.
Agip details plans for development project in Libya
Agip North Africa BV, a unit of Italian state energy conglomerate Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI), has reached a final agreement with Libya's National Oil Corp. (NOC) on the development scheme for a major gas, oil, and condensate development project.