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OCTOBER 2010

Special Focus

  • Drilling hazard management: The value of risk assessment

    David Pritchard, Patrick L. York, Scott Beattie and Don Hannegan

    Part 2 of 3: Correctly interpreting drilling dynamics enables operators to make the right proactive decisions during operations.

  • Drilling SAGD well pairs at Firebag

    Brett Regier and Joe Bruce

    Suncor’s oil sands project in northeastern Alberta uses a fit-for-purpose rig and specialized equipment to drill scores of tightly spaced, large-diameter horizontal wells with very high build rates, all from a single pad.

  • Industry continues to build a better bit and forecast its operating conditions

    Diane Langley

    Bit providers are busy matching cutters to the formations in which they will be applied and modeling bit path and wear to optimize performance.  

  • The current state of PDC bit technology

    Federico Bellin, Alfazazi Dourfaye, William King and Mike Thigpen

    Part 2 of 3: Leaching a thin layer at the working surface of a PDC cutter to remove the cobalt dramatically reduces diamond degradation due to frictional heat.

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