|Transocean recaps its 5th generation rig performance|
|ENSCO International combines newbuilds, upgrades and acquisition|
|Jackup rig outlook sees significant fleet replacement in coming years|
|New construction review indicates noteworthy large jackups|
|Upcoming offshore regulations will affect rig fleet|
|East Canada offshore a small but active market|
|Offshore India – nearly the perfect rig market|
|MMS announces Technology Assessment and Research contracts|
|Synthetic mooring systems could be the choice of the future|
|Different riser materials compete for acceptance|
|IADC’s Surface BOP Task Force developing guidelines|
CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
|DEA deepwater drilling workshop will present solutions to challenges|
|World Drilling 2003 will explore drilling advances|
|Drilling Onshore America set for 21 May in Houston|
|Flat rheology SBM shows promise in deepwater|
|Synthetic drilling fluid meets deepwater challenge|
|Contractor News/IADC Connection|
|People, Companies and Products|
19 June 2013
Aberdeen-based Dolphin Drilling, one of the oldest and largest independent drilling contracting companies in the North Sea, unveiled its new 751-ft ultra deepwater rig...
14 June 2013
The UK oil and gas industry has achieved a 48% reduction in the number of reportable hydrocarbon releases over three years, the...
12 June 2013
Atwood Oceanics has been awarded a drilling services contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Atwood Achiever by a subsidiary...
10 June 2013
Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth...
07 June 2013
Industry’s ongoing efforts to bring automation to the drilling sector will progress over time as a “natural alignment”...