Drilling advances ///

In this issue you’ll see articles on several new and innovative drilling technologies. Some of them are so sweet they just make me want to drool. One that is not included, however, involves a new concept in blind/shear ram technology that is both elegant and simple—NOV’s new puncture shear ram. This is possibly the best new technology in blowout preventer design that I have seen in my 40-odd years in the oilpatch.

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