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Will The ‘Digital Oilfield’ Still Need Roughnecks?

  An oil drilling rig pictured in rural DeWitt County, TX Industry insiders say the work might change, but companies will still need the people Some say oilfield workers of the future will need new tech skills, but that at the same time, their jobs will be easier. However it plays out, the industry’s digital […]

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One of the Biggest U.S. Oil Fields Turns to an Unexpected Power Source: Solar

The Belridge oil field near Bakersfield, California, is one of the largest in the country. It has been producing oil for more than a century and last year produced around 76,000 barrels a day, according to operator Aera Energy. Now the oil field is about to become even more remarkable. Its future production will be […]

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Rosneft Drills World’s Longest Well in Sakhalin

MOSCOW — Rosneft, as a member of Sakhalin-1 Consortium, successfully completed drilling of the world’s longest well from Orlan platform at Chaivo field in the Sea of Okhotsk. The length of the well with horizontal completion is 15,000 m, which currently is a world record. This is a supercomplex well with DDI (Directional drilling index) […]

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