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  • Weatherford Deep-Set Safety Valve Achieves V1 Rating

    Jul 13, 2016

    Weatherford International plc announced that its new model WUDP-10 deep-set safety valve has been certified to V1 standards under the American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification 14A.

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  • Weatherford Labs and Enthought Collaborate to Analyze Chicxulub Crater Core

    Jun 21, 2016

    Weatherford Labs and Enthought announced that they are participating in the study of a 2,725-ft (830-m) core recovered from the central area of the Chicxulub Crater. The crater, located in the Gulf of Mexico beneath the Yucatán Peninsula, is believed to have been caused by the same asteroid that led to a mass extinction event 66 million years ago.

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  • Weatherford Canada Drilling Services Facility Gains API Q2 Certification

    May 31, 2016

    Weatherford International plc announced today that the Weatherford drilling services facility in Nisku, Alberta, Canada, received API Specification Q2 certification. 

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  • Technological advancements rise to the challenge of new regulations

    Aug 17, 2016

    While operators will need to make additional financial investments to meet the new well control requirements, service providers have already taken several steps toward improving efficiency in offshore markets by developing new technologies that will ease the burden.

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  • Chlorine Dioxide in the Oil Field

    Aug 12, 2016

    Water management is an environmental and logistical challenge for many operators across the U.S. Because the typical unconventional horizontal well with a standard stimulation design requires as much as 8 million gallons of water, there is an increasing need for an alternative to freshwater. In areas such as the northeast U.S., legislation regarding water restrictions and disposal-well limitations presents additional challenges.

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  • Combined Approach Facilitates Drilling

    Aug 01, 2016

    Tapping the full potential of long-producing reservoirs often requires drilling through unstable shale formations and depleted sands, conditions that present stiff challenges for conventional drilling programs. Issues related to lost circulation and wellbore stability significantly drive up nonproductive time (NPT), impacting operators’ ability to drill and complete wells economically.

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