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  • Sedimentation and Riserless Drilling Risk

    Sedimentation and Riserless Drilling Risk We were talking about riserless drilling in the Merlin office this week. Commonly done in…

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  • “All models are wrong, but some are useful” George E.P. Box

    “All models are wrong, but some are useful” George E.P. Box My colleague Santiago Lopez finished his Master’s Thesis at…

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  • Planning for success even in failure

    Planning for success even in failure Back in May, Stewart talked about maximizing combined torque and tension in the event…

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  • HOW DO WE ESTABLISH MAX OVERPULL/TORQUE ON A TAPERED DRILL-STRING?

    HOW DO WE ESTABLISH MAX OVERPULL & TORQUE ON A TAPERED DRILL-STRING?   Determining the maximum overpull which can be…

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  • PLANNING FOR SUCCESS EVEN IN FAILURE

    PLANNING FOR SUCCESS EVEN IN FAILURE   Back in May, Stewart talked about maximizing combined torque and tension in the…

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  • CASING CENTRALIZATION (HOW MANY, WHAT TYPE, SHOE-TRACK CONFIGURATION?)

    CASING CENTRALIZATION (HOW MANY, WHAT TYPE, SHOE-TRACK CONFIGURATION?)   Casing centralisers are available in a bewildering variety of types and…

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  • DON’T FORGET WHAT YOU’VE FORGOTTEN

    DON'T FORGET WHAT YOU'VE FORGOTTEN The issue of Corporate Amnesia or Corporate Memory Loss has long been identified as having…

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  • ERD Missing Pieces

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  • Let’s Get This Straight

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  • DO CUTTINGS BED IMPELLERS WORK?

    Do cuttings bed impellers work?

    DO CUTTINGS BED IMPELLERS WORK? There are several tools available which claim to improve hole cleaning in high inclination hole…

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