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Offshore Engineer, March 2017

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  • Weatherford RFID-Enabled Stimulation System Wins OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award

    Mar 28, 2017

    The Weatherford AutoFrac® RFID-enabled stimulation system has been recognized by the 2017 Spotlight on New Technology Awards, which are formally presented during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The Spotlight on New Technology Awards showcases the latest and most advanced technologies that are leading the industry into the future.

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  • Weatherford Brazil Facility Achieves API Q2 Certification

    Mar 15, 2017

    Weatherford International plc announced today that its facility in Macaé, Brazil, received API Specification Q2 certification. To gain certification, a facility must demonstrate a robust quality management system that assures personnel competency, risk assessment, contingency planning and other key elements.

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  • Weatherford Develops High-Performance Cement Retainer and Bridge Plug

    Mar 06, 2017

    Weatherford International plc today announced the development and deployment of a high-performance cement retainer and bridge plug for use in wells in Sakhalin Island, Russia.


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  • Coiled-tubing cementing operation on HPHT well uses MPD technique to lower costs, ensure integrity

    Mar 10, 2017

    The number of exploration wells drilled in high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) environments keeps growing, spurred by the ongoing search for new oil and gas reserves. Per the Norwegian Standards Organization (NORSOK), an HPHT well has a wellhead shut-in pressure exceeding 69 MPa (10,000 psi) and an ambient temperature greater than 150°C (302°F). These operating conditions present a number of well construction challenges, many related to the narrow window between pore pressure and fracture pressure. Keeping a well within this window is a significant challenge for conventional drilling and completions techniques.

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  • Evolution of intelligent coiled-tubing technologies drives need for better sensors, data interpretation tools to aid real-time decision-making

    Mar 10, 2017

    Coiled-tubing interventions, like everything else in the upstream sector, have taken a hit since oil prices tumbled in 2014. In fact, the coiled-tubing industry declined by 41% from 2014 to 2015 and by an additional 39% from 2015 to year-end 2016, according to data from Spears and Associates.

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  • The lifting business

    Mar 01, 2017

    Audrey Leon chats with Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Weatherford to learn about the latest technologies available for artificial lift.

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