Archive | May/June

Perspectives: Expansion taking shape steadily but strongly

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

Jindal Drilling & Industries, part of Jindal Group, one of India’s largest business houses, is brewing and implementing ambitious growth plans – newbuild jackups, deepwater drilling…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

Pacific Drilling announced that Cees Van Diemen has joined the company as vice president of operations and that Paul Linkin has accepted the role of vice president QHSE…

HSE Corner: Aker facility features 3D simulator for realistic training

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

It’s easy to find manufacturers willing to sell you their equipment, but it’s oftentimes harder to find manufacturers willing to invest in a high-tech training facility that will provide…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

At its Perdido Development, Shell recently completed the installation of the drilling and production platform atop a 555-ft cylindrical spar floating in about 8,000 ft of water…

D&C News

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

StatoilHydro has acquired a 40% stake in 50 blocks from BHP Billiton in the frontier DeSoto Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico. “DeSoto Canyon is a mostly unexplored region…

Drilling Ahead: When the recovery? Curmudgeon Pessimist or Unrepentant Optimist?

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

This is a tough old industry, with more than its share of ups and downs – particularly the downs, which historically have wielded an iron upper hand. One of the recurring wonders…

News Cuttings

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

IADC has opened a regional operations office in Bangkok, Thailand, staffed by Chit Hlaing, IADC’s new operations assistant – Asia operations. Mr Hlaing will serve IADC members…

Wirelines

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

It’s a simple equation: Increased taxes = less investment = less production. Which is why IADC is working, through its alliance with industry groups like API and IPAA…

IADC SCA Chapter marks 10 years of successes

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

An estimated 300 guests helped the IADC South Central Asia (SCA) Chapter celebrate its 10th anniversary on 13-14 March at Aamby Valley’s Sahara Lake City, a resort community…

IADC, regulators collaborate to promote dialogue on asset integrity challenges

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

In December 2007, the International Regulators Forum (IRF) convened in Miami, Fla., to focus attention on asset management and safety in the offshore industry. As a representative…

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