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June 2018

The June issue of Oilfield Technology begins by taking a look at the state of the upstream sector in South America. The issue then jumps straight into a review of Drill Bit technology before going on to cover: Drilling Tools, Downhole Systems, Compressor Technology, Riser systems, FPSO Technology, Well Control, Oilfield tubulars.


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World news

A brighter future
Oilfield Technology Correspondent, Gordon Cope, discusses recent developments in Latin America’s oil and gas sector.

Sharpening PDC cutter science
Federico Bellin and Rodrigo Cooper, Varel Oil & Gas Drill Bits, USA, examine laboratory innovations, with a primary focus on PDC cutters and how they interact with the rock.

Clearing the cuttings conundrum
Chris Casad, Ulterra Drilling Technologies L.P., USA, discusses how new drill bit designs enhance cuttings evacuation and improve efficiency.

At the cutting edge
Taylor Flotre, NOV ReedHycalog, USA, reviews developments in PDC cutter technology that have led to success in the Williston Basin.

Fast and furious
Brandon Moore, Drilformance, USA, reviews a range of drill bits designed to improve the efficiency of exploration and drilling operations.

X-ploring performance problems
Radu Achihai, Visuray, Norway, explores how downhole X-ray tools could change the standard intervention approach.

Handling the heat
Shannon Slocum, Halliburton, UK, shows how drilling expertise from the oil and gas sector can be transferred to geothermal wells.

Achieving a pipe dream
David Forrester, Caley Ocean Systems, UK, looks at how new technology is helping to redefine pipe lay operations.

Ensuring a reliable riser connection
Ben Cannell, Aquaterra Energy, UK, discusses the advantages of selecting the right connector package to improve reliability and reduce risk.

Delivering diagnostics for the duration
Ken Feather and Simon Sparke, TGT Oilfield Services, United Arab Emirates, discuss revitalising ageing wells with new well integrity diagnostic systems.

Subsea technology Q&A
Oilfield Technology invited experts from Baker Hughes, a GE company, Wild Well Control, TechnipFMC, and Schlumberger OneSubsea to share their knowledge on a variety of subsea technology topics.


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