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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition, March 3–5, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199552-MS
..., system features, and the value and expectations of using the automated system. This method to deploying automation was used in two rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The paper also presents a history of drilling rigs along with the evolution towards intelligent pipe-handling systems. Case...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 12–14, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-205713-MS
... of Mahakam river (referred as swamp area, 0 to 5m water depth) and the western part of Makassar Strait (referred as offshore area, 30 to 70 m water depth). Mahakam production history goes as far back as mid 1970s with production of Handil and Bekapai oil fields. Gas production started by the decade of 1990s...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, November 11–14, 2007
Paper Number: SPE-111125-MS
... automation. mechanism pipe Drilling Equipment History operation evolution mechanization rotary system rig brake drilling operation automation power swivel society of petroleum engineers Upstream Oil & Gas weight indicator driller iron roughneck rig floor Introduction...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 1975
Paper Number: OTC-2286-MS
... compromise. The history of offshore mobile drilling units (Ref. 1) has been marked by innovation. The need to overcome specific problems, the need to drill in deeper water, the need not only to survive but even to continue drilling operations in more and more severe seas; all these and other factors have...
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Paper presented at the Stationing and Stability of Semi-submersibles: Proceedings of an International Conference, June 16–18, 1986
Paper Number: SUT-AUTOE-v9-003
... practice. A discussion of the history of stability rules for semisubmersibles is included for a thorough understanding of the issues being presented. HISTORY OF THE SEMISUBMERSIBLE The history of early offshore drilling may be of interest, to contrast the equipment and procedures used in the first...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 4–7, 1981
Paper Number: SPE-10329-MS
... in rigs able to drill in thousands of feet of water; a far cry from the shallow water prototypes of the early 1950's. Throughout its history the offshore contract drilling industry has enjoyed a close partnership with the operating companies with a partnership with the operating companies with a free...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 6–9, 2002
Paper Number: OTC-14268-MS
... Abstract This paper outlines the history of traditional offshore drilling with subsea Blowout Preventer (BOP) stacks and conventional riser and then illustrates the new method of surface stack drilling using the Environment Safe Guard (ESG). Introduction With the high cost of drilling...
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Paper presented at the University of Tulsa Centennial Petroleum Engineering Symposium, August 29–31, 1994
Paper Number: SPE-28004-MS
... technology upstream oil & gas drilling fluid management & disposal deepwater activity offshore brazil operational procedure exploratory well campos basin petrobnis rig evolution society of petroleum engineers wellhead equipment procedure spe 28004 Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE...
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J Pet Technol 44 (03): 354–359.
Paper Number: SPE-21957-PA
Published: 01 March 1992
... to illustrate the process. For most large offshore drilling operations, payback may be expected in about a year. Introduction It is generally accepted that the first floating vessel completely dedicated to offshore drilling in areas not accessible to bottom-supported rigs was the drillship CUSS-1 owned...
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Paper presented at the Submersible Technology: Adapting to Change: Proceedings of an international conference ('SUBTECH' 87- Adapting to Change), November 10–12, 1987
Paper Number: SUT-AUTOE-v14-223
... Development programmes by Shell Oil Company and others resulted in the first semi-submersible drilling rig, dynamic positioning, heave compensation, underwater BOPS, and positioning systems for re-entry These laidthe foundations for the deepwater production technology in use today Offshore drilling...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, February 19–21, 2003
Paper Number: SPE-79854-MS
... Abstract This paper focuses upon the well control aspects related to offshore applications of the tools and technology normally associated with underbalanced drilling systems (UBS). A discussion of the history of underbalanced drilling and the evolution of the specialized equipment required...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, July 9–11, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157640-MS
... Mobile jack-up rigs are used widely in the offshore oil and gas industry for installing new platforms, maintenance work and drilling and even for production for fields of limited life. There has been continual evolution of rig operations into new regions and greater water depths, and today independent...
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J Pet Technol 37 (04): 647–654.
Paper Number: SPE-11998-PA
Published: 01 April 1985
... in the Gulf of Mexico. The authors trace the history of the development of this concept within their companies from the seed ideas in the early 1960s, through a major offshore test, to the installation of the Lena guyed tower. Possible future developments are also discussed. Introduction The installation last...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 3–6, 2004
Paper Number: OTC-16624-MS
... control head well control underbalanced drilling application upstream oil & gas offshore technology conference otc 16624 drilling drilling program variation obstacle evolution mpd marine environment return system annular pressure drilling hydrocarbon ubd well control incident...
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Paper presented at the IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology, September 9–11, 2002
Paper Number: SPE-77231-MS
... and supporting case histories discussed. PLATFORM SPACE A Modular Platform Rig is a self-contained, independently powered drilling or workover rig that rests within or on top of an existing offshore platform structure and is typically confined to a limited amount of deck space. The platform bears all...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 3–6, 2010
Paper Number: OTC-20482-MS
... the concept employs a drilling rig onboard the vessel, traditional challenges regarding deepwater drilling rig day rates and availability are eliminated. This paper summarizes development of the Azurite field as a way of providing context for evolution of the FDPSO concept. This paper also highlights other...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, March 20–23, 2018
Paper Number: OTC-28263-MS
...Abstract Abstract A combined offshore jacket structure and foundation concept is presented, which is installable from a jack-up drilling rig. This novel system integrates the various components with extensive track record in both the offshore oil & gas and windfarm industries. It is founded...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, March 22–25, 2022
Paper Number: OTC-31638-MS
.... well control knowledge management bit design annular pressure drilling cutter drilling optimization case history artificial intelligence optimization problem phm ecd limit well duration mahakam inch cutter pdc drill bit offshore technology conference bit selection drilling fluids...
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Paper presented at the OTC Brasil, October 24–26, 2017
Paper Number: OTC-27959-MS
... installation avoiding slickline or wireline operations, thus completely dismissing drill rigs after production or injection strings. subsea production system production enhancement operation sesv operation downhole intervention completion installation and operations installation preparation modu...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 5–8, 2014
Paper Number: OTC-25437-MS
... equipment requirements will be discussed. This includes rig equipment requirements to meet the specified execution directives, the development of an innovative drilling riser concept, added systems optimization to increase safety and overall execution efficiency. drill pipe offshore technology...

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