Animal You Caught While Working in the Oilfield

We have a post in Facebook Fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/drillingformulas) about animal that you cauguth while you were working in the field.  There are many people participating in this discussion so we would like to share some images sharing from our Facebook friends.

Riduan Ibrahim

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Baker Hughes To Cut Pay In Effort To Avoid More Job Cuts

Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. plans to begin a temporary furlough program for some employees.

“In response to challenging industry conditions, Baker Hughes has implemented a temporary 5 percent pay reduction for certain U.S. employees during the last 14 weeks of 2016, while providing those employees four additional paid holidays,” according to a statement provided by a Baker Hughes spokeswoman. “These efforts will allow us to lessen the need for additional workforce reductions while remaining focused on serving customers and maintaining safe, compliant operations.”

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The deepest depth on Norwegian shelf by Mærsk Gallant

Congratulate to Mærsk Drilling for making the record yesterday.

With a total depth of 5,941 metres(19,491 fr), Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The crew of jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian shelf.

The crew of jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian shelf.

On 31 July, Mærsk Gallant drilled the Solaris ultra HPHT (high-pressure, high-temperature) well to a total depth of 5,941 metres TVD (True Vertical Depth).

This means that Mærsk Gallant has beaten the record for deepest well ever drilled on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Mærsk Gallant

“We have broken a number of records during the Solaris operation. But this achievement is second to none. There was a lot of cheering in the driller’s cabin that day,” says Sadi Ozturk, Assistant Rig Manager on Mærsk Gallant. Continue reading

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Basic Knowledge of Multiphase Pumping For Subsea Operation

When operating in a subsea environment with long subsea pipelines and risers, one of challenges is to keep up a sufficient production rate and the right amount of pressure to flow fluid from the wellheads to the production facilities. Due to this reason, multiphase pumps are widely used in subsea operations in order to overcome these issues.

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Coiled Tubing Equipment Overview

Coiled tubing was developed in 1970s and is one of the most important pieces of well intervention equipment in the oil and gas industry. There are several different types of it available in the industry market with several different designs of a coiled tubing unit; however, the components of a coiled tubing unit are very similar. The main differences are performance capabilities and hydraulic power control systems. This article will give an overview of the essential components of a coiled tubing unit. (Read about the history of coiled tubing here – Introduction to Coiled Tubing (CT) in Oil and Gas)

Figure 1 shows the mounted truck coiled tubing unit, which is normally used for the land operation and Figure 2 is the coiled tubing unit used for operating in an offshore environment.

Figure 1 – Coiled Tubing Unit on a Truck (Courtesy of Stewart & Stevenson)

Figure 2 – Offshore Coiled Tubing Unit (Courtesy of NOV)

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