Drilling Featured Stories:

    • Well Optimization with Ambyint Game Changer

      by Nav Dhunay

      Disruptors are everywhere. Much like the 1960’s we are aggravated by the status quo. This mediocrity is demanding new thinking, new freedoms, and new action. The technology innovators of today are restless and looking to disturb, disassemble and reinvent the systems that are not the best, most efficient, or sustainable for the future. Using technology […]

    • Unmanned Oil Rigs – Are They the Way of the Future?

      by Danielle Larmon

      Robotic Drilling Systems (RDS) has developed an innovative autonomous robotic drilling rig for unmanned drilling operations. The RDS system sets new standards with increased safety and cost-effective planning and drilling, and can be implemented on existing as well as new drilling structures both offshore and on land. Technology innovation has been making leaps and bounds […]

    • Digging Downward Going Forward – The Ever-increasing Innovation of Oil Drilling Techniques

      by Tom Smith

      When we think of oil drilling, we generally imagine a pipe in some warm country, being bored straight downward into the ground, ending in a crude oil reservoir. In many cases this is true, and has been since the earliest recorded wells in 3rd century China. However, drilling technologies are changing at a pace commensurate with other 21st […]

    • TAM International

      TAM International Exposé

      One of the leaders in overcoming downhole challenges in the oil and gas sector is TAM International. TAM International focuses on inflatable packers, swellable packers, and other downhole needs to provide safe and efficient solutions for drilling and completion, well intervention, unconventional resources, and reservoir optimization applications. TAM International is a privately held company that […]

    • The National Drilling Company of Abu Dhabi

      by Igor Jukov

      An Arabic Symbol of Excellence This summer the Emirate of Abu-Dhabi captured headlines around the world as they started to export oil through the $4.2 billion pipeline, which bypasses the Strait of Hormuz. The successful initiative came to fruition with the National Drilling Company (NDC) playing a leading role in the development of the country’s petroleum industry. As the largest drilling firm in the Arab […]

    • Deep Panuke Project Update

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Profile EnCana’s Deep Panuke project involves the installation of facilities required to produce and process natural gas from the Deep Panuke field, approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia on the Scotian Shelf. Natural gas from Deep Panuke will be processed offshore and transported, via subsea pipeline, to Goldboro, Nova Scotia, for […]

    • Alberta’s 20-Year Plan for the Oil Sands in Action:

      by Aaryn Lambert

      The oil sands are an integral part of Alberta, now and in the future. The Alberta government is committed to developing this resource responsibly and sustainably. In 2009, the Alberta government developed a 20-year strategic plan called “Responsible Actions: A Plan for Alberta’s Oil Sands,” which will ensure that Alberta’s leading resource will provide secure, reliable energy to Canada and […]

    • EcoScope Technology Advances Drilling Offshore Newfoundland

      by Shane Halley

      (Photo: The EcoScope multifunction LWD service provides a full suite of measurements for productive drilling to put wells in the best place in less time.) Schlumberger has been providing services to oil and gas companies offshore Newfoundland for over a decade. These services fall into three main groups: directional drilling (DD) for steering the drill bit through […]

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