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Wirelines

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will develop new standards for offshore containers…

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SysML helps untangle software automation requirements on jackup

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

“Is the automation really making us safer?” If no one knows or can precisely describe what the automation is supposed to do…

Study: How effective are software testing methods on MOUs?

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Mobile offshore units (MOUs) are constructed using a component-based approach. This reduces the price to the vessel owner but obscures the quality status…

Industry eager for repeat of Brazil pre-salt boom offshore Angola

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Angola’s very first oil event dates back to the late 1700s when the Portuguese colonialists discovered oil seeps and asphalt deposits at Libongos near Caxito…

Solids control seeks balance of size, capacity

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The technologies that are taking hydrocarbon recovery into new frontiers are rippling through the industry, surface to downhole. When it comes to solids control, effects are being felt from faster, more efficient rigs; intense, pad drilling campaigns; improved fluid designs; and dual-gradient drilling…

Industry in search of better system to manage pollution compensation

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, September/October

The fallout from major pollution incidents is well known: huge volumes of claims, fights over cleanup methods, political recriminations, finger pointing…

From the President/CEO: People at the heart of IADC initiatives to catalyze improved drilling performance

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Momentum is building in the drilling industry around human factors. There is increasing recognition by operators and drilling contractors…

News Cuttings

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

After more than 14 years with IADC and a career spanning 42 years, Joe Hurt, Vice President of IADC’s Onshore Division, will retire…

D&C News

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Departments, September/October

Bauer Deep Drilling (BDD), a rig equipment manufacturer based in Germany, recently began testing the highly automated PR440M2 rig. Its control system has an OPC UA interface…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Departments, September/October

Fugro has delivered a motion data set from the BOP stack and lower riser of two deepwater wells in the Barents Sea using its DeepData pods…

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  • 23 September 2014

    Panel: Development of 20,000-psi BOP impacts entire rig

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  • 23 September 2014

    Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion

    Siemens has entered into an agreement with Dresser-Rand to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Dresser-Rand. The offer price is $83 per common share in cash or a total transaction value of...

  • 23 September 2014

    ‘Transformational technologies’ to support drilling systems automation

    On the road to drilling systems automation (DSA), communication plays a key role, in which physical mediums and standards enable disparate solutions…

  • 22 September 2014

    Shell: Sharing software solutions would move industry closer to rig automation

    When asked what will accelerate the adoption of modern technologies commonly used in other industries, 53% of approximately 150 people polled at the 2014 IADC Advanced...

  • 22 September 2014

    Maersk Drilling receives one-year extension for Maersk Convincer

    Petronas Carigali has extended the contract for the jackup rig Maersk Convincer by one year. Consequently, the rig will be on contract with Petronas until mid-November 2015…

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