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FEBRUARY 2013

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  • Barnett Shale: Graybeard play producing more gas from less drilling

    Jim Redden

    Much like the once-hyperactive pensioner clinging to assurances that productive days remain, the granddaddy of the unconventional shale plays stubbornly refuses to fade into retirement.

  • Improving directional drilling tool reliability for HPHT horizontal wells in the Haynesville shale

    Errol Pinto, Jose Mota, Jeffery Grable and David Ward

    A Shell-Halliburton team implemented a collaborative, systematic reliability program to reduce MWD, mud motor and LWD failures under HPHT downhole conditions. Within two years, the team reduced the failure rate by more than 80%, in spite of increasing bottomhole circulating temperature.

  • Regional Report: Eastern Mediterranean

    Russell Wright

    Shell, Statoil and ExxonMobil forgot to tell Noble Energy that the Arctic was to be the next hydrocarbon frontier. In an exceptional effort with several minority partners, the U.S. independent has upended plans of the Arctic-focused IOCs by making significant natural gas discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean’s Levant basin: Tamar (9.7 Tcf), Leviathan (17 Tcf) and Cypress A (5-8 Tcf).

  • Urban drilling in the Barnett shale

    Ryan Stricklin, Jeff Coburn and Sally Charpiot

    Operational and technological solutions in the shale plays should proactively address social responsibility and community interests. Aiding this effort is a slurry agent that optimizes cementing and reduces the need for remediation.

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