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|
15 April 2014
The “un-drillable” is becoming drillable by using dual-gradient drilling (DGD) to remove the impact of water depth. Dale Straub, Senior Drilling Advisor at Chevron, discussed...
14 April 2014
KCA Deutag has entered into the offshore Canadian drilling sector following the award of its first contract in Canada with ExxonMobil Canada Properties. KCA Deutag was awarded...
11 April 2014
Statoil has together with the Valemon Unit partners made a gas and oil discovery in the Valemon Nord prospect in the North Sea. The discovery wells 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A...
11 April 2014
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected John T. Rynd as Chairman of NOIA and Cindy B. Taylor as Vice Chair of NOIA for the 2014-2015...
09 April 2014
For Abdul Samad Yusof, Head of UMW Drilling Academy, an understanding of where trainees come from is essential if one is to be able to teach them effectively, particularly...