SHELL PUSHES RIG ADVANCES, CONTRACT REVAMP

Rig mechanization and automation will be to the 1990's what development of horizontal drilling techniques was to the late 1980's, says R.M. (Ric) Charlton, director of exploration/production operations and liaison for Shell Internationale Petroleum Mij. Such advances are needed, he said, for the health of the industry. However, making sure new technologies are widely applied is as important as developing them, he told the annual drilling conference jointly sponsored in Houston by the

In order to access this content, you must be logged-in and have an active subscription to the OGJ Premium Archive

Subscribe

More in Drilling & Production