Hans Petter Moen

Hans Petter Moen has more than 30 years’ experience from the offshore / onshore oil & gas industry as Drilling Section Leader and Drilling Supervisor. He is currently Adviser Marketing, Technology & Operations at Odfjell Well Services.
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The Well Blog's top 10 blog posts of 2016

Christmas is coming, and 2016 is will soon be history. It has been an excellent year on The Well Blog thanks to you faithful readers out there making more than 132.000 visits to read our articles. That is more than 30% increase from last year. We like to think that this proves the blog's relevance and that the articles resonate well with our audience.
Since January, we have published 32 articles and here are the top 10 most read, starting from # 10.

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Topics: Odfjell Well Services

Confessions of a veteran: Why I would have used the CRT

I care about the string. At least, I did when was in charge of it. The solid grip of the elevator around the box felt comforting. No one could ever convince me that hundreds of tons of casing jangling from the top drive, with an inside grip, were a safe option.

I was saved by the bell. The new technology (well, new at that point) came along when I had moved up the ranks to my ultimate level of incompetence. There, I could cash in on the benefits from the new gear without having to lay my hands on it.

Would I think differently faced with the same challenge today? Sure! I would adopt the new technology with grace and bring my team to a level of efficiency, safety and economic supremacy previously unheard. At least that's what I like to think...

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Topics: Casing Running, TRS

Identifying Casing / Tubing is imperative to safe casing running

This is probably the most important part of a casing crew’s job; identifying the pipe and ensuring all equipment and tools are within the specs to handle and make up the connections.

Why is this so important? The crew needs to understand what type of connections they are making up. Are they all the same, or are there different types in one string? This is crucial as torque figures might differ, connection OD and ID might change, or perhaps the connection is completely different and not compatible.

There are many ways to identify pipe and I shall try to outline how this process is done and what to look out for.

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Topics: Casing Running, Casing Preparation

Well control: It's all about knowing who your friends are


We may call them the three defenders of the wellbore: The mud, the casing and the BOP. They all play a vital part in every project. Each one covering up for the other and helping you keeping well control and prevent blow-out.

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Topics: Down Hole, mud, well control

Keen on getting stuck pipe? Try these 5 tricks

To every drilling supervisor, getting stuck pipe is a nightmare. You want to get out, but you can't. But unlike a bad dream, which is free of charge, stuck pipe costs hundreds of thousands of dollars a day. Still, getting stuck is a character-moulding experience worth its weight in gold.

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Topics: Drilling

3 Reasons to subscribe to The Well Blog

Welcome to The Well Blog – your weekly source of oil and gas drilling related tips and trends put to pixels in an easy-to-read fashion, brought to you by Odfjell Well Services. Whether you are an experienced drilling professional or an aspiring one, you'll definitely find some useful information here.

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Topics: Odfjell Well Services

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