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Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

Edward O “Coots” Matthews, co-founder of Boots & Coots passed away 31 March. He was 86 years old. “Boots & Coots recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and we owe a…

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Dual-gradient technology re-emerges for Chevron in GOM: A ‘new norm in drilling’?

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, May/June

Chevron is set to deploy the first dual-gradient drillship, the Pacific Santa Ana, in the Gulf of Mexico by summer 2011. Currently sitting in the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard…

Perspectives: Jim Nicklos, Nicklos Drilling Company

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

When asked what he remembered about the oil industry as a child, Jim Nicklos said, “There was always a water jug out there with only one cup, and for whatever reason, I don’t know why, that stuck in my mind.”

ODS-Petrodata: Jackup market oversupplied, current forecast sees 86-unit surplus by Q4 2011

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, May/June

Even when the truth is ugly, sometimes it still has to be said. For Gavin Strachan, principal with ODS-Petrodata, the ugly truth is that the worldwide jackup market is…

Technological advances enable companies to overcome challenges of drilling through salt

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, May/June

The prize: a sprawling ultra-deep – and ultra-deepwater – reservoir spanning hundreds or thousands of square miles and approaching a mile thick in places…

Ultra-deep, shallow-water gas plays drive Gulf of Mexico market for high-spec Rowan jackups

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Features, May/June

If you’ve compared – or are still comparing – the US Gulf of Mexico to the Dead Sea as a statement on the health of the GOM jackup market, Rowan Companies Inc may just have to beg to differ. As of late…

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