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Rowan announces contract extension for Gorilla VI jackup

Rowan Companies announced that the contract for the Rowan Gorilla VI, a Super Gorilla class jackup, has been extended by Shell in Trinidad. The rig will continue its current drilling program until approximately March. Thereafter, the rig will be used for platform support and accommodations work until approximately September, with an option to extend this work further until November.

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Killalea discusses technology development on ATCE panel

Is the industry on the brink of a step-change in technology development, featuring digital solutions? Do downturns truly drive innovation? Why is our industry slow to adopt new methods and technologies? These were some of the topics explored by a panel held at Weatherford’s booth during the 2018 SPE Annual Technology Conference and Exhibition, held in Dallas in late September. IADC Group VP/Publisher Mike Killalea was interviewed by two co-hosts from the Oil & Gas Global Network, Patrick Pistor and Collin Mclelland, on the topic “Innovating While Drilling.” Innovating While Drilling is an IADC trademark used in conferences and in IADC’s official magazine Drilling Contractor as an umbrella for advances in drilling technology. “Innovating While Drilling is a term we ...

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IADC engages in multitude of initiatives to catalyze improved performance for the global drilling industry

2015 marked the 75th anniversary of IADC. Over this time, our members have experienced the inevitable ebbs and flows of the global oil and gas industry. But this year has been as testing as any we have known – low oil prices and high operational costs have led to drastic reduction in rig counts globally both onshore and offshore.

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