(Written by Dave Taylor, the owner of rp², with input from Jason Lavis) A REAL Change In an industry well over 100 years old, examples of step-changes and/or paradigm shifts are...

Facilitation: What Will a Facilitator Bring to Your Next Meeting?

Introduction: This article was kindly submitted to us by a writer for a corporate facilitation company. It sparked some lively debate among our team, regarding...

Drill Well On Paper (DWOP) – The Gift of Foresight

Introduction: Before rigs and crews are moved into place to start drilling, the management and planning people will perform a 'Drill Well On Paper' (DWOP)....

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What is Radial Jet Drilling (RJD)? It's an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) method that can be used on existing wells to stimulate further extraction. It involves...

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Best Chemical Engineering Schools 2019

Before naming the best chemical engineering schools in 2019, some viewers may ask: What do Chemical Engineers do? Chemical engineers use chemical procedures for finding inventive...

Top 10 Mechanical Engineering Schools in the U.S. (2019)

  Before listing the Top 10 Mechanical Engineering Schools in the U.S. in 2019, there are a few things that you need to understand. First, oil...

Finding an Entry-Level Oil field Job

Finding an entry-level oil field job has been hard During the recent crash, finding an entry-level oil field job has been more difficult than during...

The 10 Best Petroleum Engineering Schools (USA 2019)

NOTE: This page was first published in November 2017. We've just reviewed, edited and updated it in December 2018 ready for the 2019 entrance...

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I came back to the rig sick a few days ago and since I have been under the weather for these past days, I...

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Subsea Plugging & Abandonment: Light Well Intervention Vessel Overview

The Challenge I have recently been writing some articles about a keen interest of mine, Subsea Well Intervention. There is a significant focus on plug...

We’ve Launched Our Skills Pool Registration

Our Skills Pool is open for business! We're proud to announce that we've published the web-based sign-up registration for our skills pool database. Drillers.com has...

A Message From Dave

So, confidence is returning, and it’s very likely that the downturn is over. No one can predict the future... (Well, plenty can predict, but...

We’re live on the new platform!

First of all, if you are reading this, then the NEW drillers.com is live and receiving visitors! If you have visited in the last...

Welcome to the new Drillers.com!

Times have changed in the oil business This is the first blog post on the brand new Drillers.com site. The site was created almost 20...

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Fracking Vs Fracing – The End of the Debate?

A debate that has raged for a few years now... There are a number of topics in oil and gas that always seem to generate...

The light is at the end of the tunnel, but how long is it?

Still here? If you’ve been in the oil and gas business for more than a few years, and you’re still reading this then we feel...

How are oil and gas companies lowering production costs?

Introduction: Most of what we read online about the oil industry is written by journalists. They mainly get their information from 'official' sources, such...

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Subsea Plugging & Abandonment: Light Well Intervention Vessel Overview

The Challenge I have recently been writing some articles about a keen interest of mine, Subsea Well Intervention. There is a significant focus on plug and abandonment – decommissioning in...

Finding a job in the oilfield… It’s on you!

Some LinkedIn observations There are a lot of really smart people out there looking for a job, who don’t have the foggiest idea how to...

History of Turbodrills in the Oil and Gas Industry

Turbine technology has been around for thousands of years. The very first recorded usages were in the first century AD by the Greeks. The...

Deepwater Isn’t Dead. Signs Of Life Suggest The Stage Is Being Set For A Comeback

Over the past couple weeks, we read a half dozen transcripts of earnings calls from the oil majors and national oil companies (NOCs). The big...

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