Solving the Production Puzzle

Unconventional Yearbook, January 2017


Future Industry Turnaround Requires Preparation Now


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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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  • New Wireline Tool Improves Efficiency of Pressure, Volume, Temperature Sampling

    Oct 03, 2016

    Weatherford International plc announced the official launch of its Compact formation sampler. The slim-profile wireline tool can capture up to three 700-cc samples in a wide range of borehole sizes.

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  • Classification rules aim to advance deepwater MPD applications

    Jan 13, 2017

    Over the past decade, managed pressure drilling (MPD) techniques have gained wider acceptance for deepwater applications. Their success is attributed largely to the ability of rotating control devices (RCDs) and other MPD pressure control technologies to create a closedloop drilling environment with instantaneous adjustment of backpressure. While MPD methods are relatively routine for drilling land and shallow-water wells that employ a surface BOP, the extension of MPD to deepwater applications has left many operators with questions about reliability, barriers, riser gas management (RGM) and general riser interface issues.

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  • Solving the Production Puzzle

    Jan 06, 2017

    Adaptation, collaboration and innovation lead to better insights into the effective and efficient production of hydrocarbons from unconventional reservoirs. 

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  • Record-length expandable liner enables gas lift completion, improves production

    Dec 15, 2016

    An innovative application of expandable liner technology re-lined a non-sour gas-compliant wellbore, clearing the way for a gas-lift recompletion and restoring production to a pressure-depleted oil well. Moreover, at 7,047 ft in length, the non-traditional installation established a world record for a solid-expandable liner run.

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