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|
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”...