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Paper presented at the The Twenty-first International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, June 19–24, 2011
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-11-564
... ABSTRACT: Managing bottom hole pressures within acceptable limits when drilling from a floating drill rig has become one of the facing challenges for the Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) in deep waters. When adding a new segment to the drill string, the drill string is set on the slips...
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Paper presented at the ISRM AfriRock - Rock Mechanics for Africa, October 3–5, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-AFRIROCK-2017-070
... data generated by the many large production drill rigs that have been equipped at these two mines during the past four years. INTRODUCTION In the mine-to-mill process the nature of the rock mass has a critical impact on almost all the operations, from drilling through blasting, loading...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, November 14–16, 2016
Paper Number: IPTC-18964-MS
... Abstract Drilling rig selection is one the major bottom line during the development phase of hydrocarbons or geothermal well based on comprehensive consideration of a variety of factors for its purpose. The process of drilling a well is highly cost as it involves hiring a drilling rig and crew...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 26–28, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181415-MS
... Abstract This paper documents some of the key findings on the data required and methods used to detect and correct issues with drilling control systems such as auto drillers, top drive active torsional damping systems, and heave compensation systems. It has been found that the rig control...
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Paper presented at the SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition, September 8–11, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-175456-MS
..., and because ship and drill-string motion due to wind, currents and waves affect the quality of the drilling process, robotic drill rigs are currently more widely used. The following paper describes the MeBo200 as a novel underwater drill rig for geotechnical/geological explorations. The MeBo200 drilling rig...
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Paper presented at the The Twenty-fourth International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, June 15–20, 2014
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-14-166
... Abstract In this study, global structural analysis was performed for a semi-submersible drill rig composed of four square columns and twin pontoons connected by transverse wing pontoons. Ultimate limit state (ULS) of the unit was analyzed with LRFD method for operating and survival condition...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics: Integrated Technologies - Present and Future, September 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SUT-OSIG-12-24
... ABSTRACT The paper describes the main features and initial underwater field-testing results of a remotely operated submersible drill rig designed to obtain continuous cores of soil and/or rock up to 6m long in water depths of 200m. The rig mast angle is hydraulically actuated covering 90...
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Paper presented at the OTC Arctic Technology Conference, February 7–9, 2011
Paper Number: OTC-22035-MS
... scenario was considered, consisting of a loaded drill rig with a gross weight of 62,000kg. Introduction Large drilling and support vehicles can often exceed 50,000 kg in gross vehicle weight and require special permits to travel over some roads during parts of the year. In many areas the travel surface...
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Mar Technol SNAME N 14 (03): 244–264.
Paper Number: SNAME-MTSN-1977-14-3-244
Published: 01 July 1977
... LNG Japan initial cost wave height Marine Technology, Vol. 14, No. 3, July 1977, pp. 244-264 Environmental Constraints on Drill Rig Configurations Leon J. Danforth 1 Factors in determining an exploratory drilling vessel's efficient potential work capability for operations in the Eastern Seaboard...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 5–7, 1974
Paper Number: OTC-2033-MS
... the design and operating experience of the propulsion system of the first self-propelled classed semi-submersible drilling rig SEDCO-702. The design parameters are presented for a propulsion operation. The important fabrication details are outlined and the sea trials described. Model studies, mooring...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, April 28–May 1, 1973
Paper Number: OTC-1879-MS
... the paper is presented. ABSTRACT The developing energy crisis and the resulting need to discover oil and gas producing areas that are under 300 to 600- ft. of water has pointed to the need for a stable mobile drill rig platform that can be utilized for the drilling operation all year round. This paper...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition, February 2–4, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-128219-MS
... The well was drilled with a newly commissioned semi-automated drilling rig. The drilling crew not only had to contend with the new rig but also CwD and PDC drill-out techniques and technologies, never before applied in the Netherlands. One of the main reasons for selecting CwD for the rig’s...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, November 13–15, 2006
Paper Number: SPE-103943-MS
... Abstract KOC has been drilling deep HPHT wells from the mid 1980’s, and during this time the Kuwait deep well prospects have become deeper and more challenging. The rigs utilized to drill these wells have evolved over the years to meet these challenges, with new technologies being used...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, February 18–21, 1992
Paper Number: SPE-23894-MS
... to introduce new and operationally safe equipment. Strachan and Henshaw have designed, built and works tested a full scale "Proof-of-Concept" RA-D rig and are now carrying out field trails by performing drilling operations. The drilling industry has been awaiting performing drilling operations. The drilling...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 15–18, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-207551-MS
... industry has lagged far behind in the real application of autonomous technologies implementation. This can be attributed to harsh environment, high level of uncertainty in input data, and that majority of stock is legacy drilling rigs, resulting in capital intensive implementations. In the past years...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 20–22, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-176336-MS
.... These operations can be inconsistent, causing delays and potentially cause pipe or thread damage to the drill string. Further, these operations are some of the most hazardous on the drilling rig and can be exacerbated by personnel error, fatigue, environmental factors and inclement weather. To address...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Gas Conference and Exhibition, January 28–30, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-164019-MS
... Abstract KOC have been drilling deep HP/HT wells for over thirty years during which time the well prospects have become more challenging, aiming for new frontier areas with increased depth and formation difficulty. The rig designs employed have therefore been developed over the years with new...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, March 2–4, 2004
Paper Number: SPE-87102-MS
... Abstract This paper describes a successful training program that bridged the gap between machine capabilities and human skills. The program was conducted in support of a land-drilling rig construction project utilizing leading edge technology in rig components and manufacturing techniques...
Journal Articles
SPE Drill & Compl 36 (01): 1–10.
Paper Number: SPE-199640-PA
Published: 17 March 2021
... drilling operations. The potential impact is immense because 93% of the active rigs in the US are drilling directional or horizontal wells. The 2018–2019 Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS)‐led international Drillbotics® Student Competition includes automated directional drilling...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, February 20–23, 1983
Paper Number: SPE-11365-MS
... Abstract The Minimum Area Rig Concept (MARC) is a cost-effective alternative to the typical self-contained platform rig. The MARC rig has been developed to provide a 16,000-ft rated drilling rig which can rig up in a limited area of approximately 75% of the original platform drill deck...

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