REGIONAL OFFSHORE OUTLOOK
|US Gulf of Mexico is puzzling market|
|Latin American countries could see mixed activity|
|North Sea sees more interest by independents|
|West Africa markets see increasing opportunities|
|More offshore rigs ordered on speculation than with contract|
|Offshore drillers face challenges of initiatives|
|Offshore Technology Conference offers the latest technology, innovationd|
|Contractors, operators receive MMS SAFE Awards|
|Iraqi contractors, operators look to the future|
|Downhole air diverter can improve performance|
|Orion Drilling plans to expand through newbuild rigs|
|Capstar Drilling has five-year newbuild rig plan|
|IADC World Drilling 2004 set for 1-2 July in Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|DEA Workshop examines step change in technology|
|Contracts & Risk Conference set for 4 November|
|Call for abstracts for IADC Well Control Conferences|
|Drilling Onshore America examines current issues for land contractors|
|Fluid monitoring service raises bar in HTHP wells|
|Pre-treating fluids with lost circulation materials|
|Synthetic fluid increases ROP by as much as 117%|
|Hydraulic fluids help meet environmental concerns|
|People, Companies & Products|
30 September 2014
Statoil and Shell were awarded the Timissit Permit License in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore Algeria. The license is in southeastern Algeria and covers an area of 2,730 sq km...
29 September 2014
Rosneft successfully completed the drilling of the Universitetskaya-1 well in the Arctic – the northernmost well in the world, according to the company, and discovered oil at the East-Prinovozemelskiy-1 license area...
26 September 2014
Statoil has together with PL713 partners made a gas discovery in the Pingvin prospect in the Barents Sea. The discovery is a play opener in an unexplored frontier…
26 September 2014
Maersk Drilling’s fourth ultra-deepwater drillship was named Thursday morning in a ceremony at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si...
25 September 2014
Eni was the successful bidder of three new exploration licenses in Egypt as a result of the competitive 2013 EGPC and EGAS bid rounds. The new licenses will be formally awarded after the ratification...