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  • Weatherford UK Secure Drilling Services Facility Achieves API Q2 Certification

    Feb 13, 2017

    Weatherford International plc announced today that its Secure Drilling Services facility in Aberdeen, Scotland, received API Specification Q2 certification — making it the first API Q2-certified facility in the United Kingdom. 

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  • New Handbook Helps Texas Homeless Youth Understand Legal Rights

    Dec 08, 2016

    In a joint pro bono effort, Weatherford, Texas Appleseed and Baker & McKenzie partnered to create The Texas Homeless Youth Handbook, a guide to help homeless youth better understand their legal rights, responsibilities and resources. Texas will be the fourth state in the U.S. to have this particular resource, found at

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  • Weatherford Named Best Directional Drilling Company of the Year by Rosneft

    Oct 26, 2016

    Weatherford Russia was recognized as the Best Directional Drilling Company of the Year by Rosneft at the second specialized Exploration and Production Technologies 2016 –°onference held in Moscow October 4 and 5, 2016.

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  • Customized riser installation enhances safety, efficiency for multi-well deepwater project

    Feb 15, 2017

    The risks, costs, and technical complexities of deepwater development often require customized solutions that assure safety and boost field economics by employing life-of-well systems. All aspects of well construction, including rig design, riser installation, pipe-handling and connection makeup and integrity, must be implemented with a level of precision and service quality that will enable the wells to produce safely for 30 or more years.

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  • Jet Pumps Improve Bakken Shale Economics

    Feb 01, 2017

    Overreliance on electric submersible pumps (ESPs) in shale wells can be detrimental to the bottom line. Many operators use ESPs to clean the wellbore after drilling and completing an unconventional well and then again later to provide artificial lift after the well stops flowing under natural reservoir pressure. However, during wellbore cleanup and early production the fluid is laden with sand and other solids that quickly damage ESPs and frequently cause pump failure. ESPs are also vulnerable to failure in gassy, waxy or corrosive conditions, which makes them ill-suited as an initial form of lift in unconventional plays such as the Bakken Shale.  

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  • Retrofitting MPD Systems to Deepwater Rigs Aids Drilling, Efficiency, and Process Safety

    Feb 01, 2017

    The unique properties of deepwater formations pose significant ­challenges to the capabilities of conventional drilling rigs. By retrofitting rigs with automated drilling systems, including ­managed-pressure drilling (MPD) equipment, operators and contractors in global deepwater basins can optimize efficiency and economics while maintaining the level of safety that the industry and regulatory community have mandated for this high-stakes arena.

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