Overcoming problems with hole deviation

A quartzite quarry in Virginia wanted to increase its production and had also been experiencing problems with hole deviation. By Steve Minett

Drilling success in Israel reaches 5,000 meters

The three mile deep well has been cased and cemented

Knowing the drill

Louise Smyth meets a former drilling engineer who is encouraging the sector to embrace innovative – and far more efficient – new technology

At the cutting edge

Jon Lawson provides a ‘bit’ of news from the drilling sector, spanning advances in software and hardware as well as new rigs making their debut

Shale gas hasn’t gone away

Europe still needs pragmatic solutions to its critical energy challenges​. By Mateusz Stankiewicz-Szynka and Marcus Pepperell

Service-based concept

Ramiz Selimbasic presents an oil and gas concept that offers advantages for every user

The hole story: the benefits of drill and blast

Brendon Lilly discusses drill, blast and the advantages of using a quality guidance system

The cutting edge

Jon Lawson reports on the latest drilling developments from across the world

The cutting edge

Jon Lawson reports on the latest drilling developments from across the world

Knowing the drill

A roundup of the latest news from the drilling sector. By Jon Lawson

Search and deploy

It’s been a busy few months in the exploration sector. Louise Smyth highlights some of the latest advances

Jack-up rigs and drill ships to tackle harsh environments

The latest jack-up rigs and drill ships are designed for use in extreme environments - opening up new opportunities for exploration and production. Eugene McCarthy reports

Moving forward to reverse (circulation)

Reverse circulation is gaining ground as a preferred technology to collect quality samples in initial exploration, ore body development and in-pit grade control due to its cost efficiency and fast collection of dry, quality samples

Blast without damnation

Maurice Jones looks at how 3D computer-aided design can be used to increase blast efficiency

Offshore geotechnical projects across three continents

The award of several contracts in the southern hemisphere will showcase Gardline Geosciences capabilities

Europe continues to attract drilling investments

Major drilling investments in Europe show that the continent remains a lucrative location for oil and gas discovery and development. Eugene McCarthy reports.

North Sea picks up the pace of performance

Q3 figures reveal continued positive outlook for the UKCS, according to Deloitte survey

Drilling activity up 64 per cent on UK continental shelf

Rise in field start-ups and shift in deal activity points to renewed confidence in the sector, says Deloitte

Deep well challenges: the hunt for black gold

Deeper wells and renewed safety concerns pose new challenges for the offshore oil and gas industry. Providing solutions offers both opportunities and rewards

High-performance cable for deepwater ROVs

Every aspect of offshore exploration and development faces increasing challenges and levels of complexity as activity continues to migrate into deeper waters and more remote locations. David J Harris reports





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