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Posted on 05 September 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

New Zealand has announced the implementation of new regulations that will raise the standard for workplace safety in petroleum E&P…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 05 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, September/October

Claxton provided a high-pressure drilling riser for two wells in 132 meters of water on a Gullfaks satellite field in Norway…

Big risks, bigger rewards?

Posted on 03 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling is a challenging task anywhere you go today, but drilling in the Arctic is exponentially more demanding and costly. To get a sense of what operations are like in an arctic environment, Parker Drilling’s Bryan Collins, VP – Arctic operations, explained a typical day…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 03 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

Uruguay-based Parden Holding has awarded a contract to Keppel FELS to build a jackup for US $206 million…

Next-generation semi replaces derrick with multipurpose tower

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

With the implementation of the multipurpose tower (MPT) on Noble Drilling’s Noble Bully I and II in March and April 2012…

Finer control: 2nd-gen wired pipe to improve ruggedness, diagnostics

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Wired drill pipe (WDP) technology has been described as a game-changer for the oil and gas industry due to its capacity to deliver high-resolution data…

Increasing complexity, global expansion calls for crew competence

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

The nature of the oil and gas industry is often described as cyclical. Personnel shortages accelerated by the Big Crew Change and market upswing reflect…

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