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|
22 August 2014
Ryan Directional Services, a division of Nabors, has selected Alcoa’s FarReach alloy drill pipe for its onshore horizontal-drilling applications…
18 August 2014
Repsol has recently run BlueDock connectors with elastomeric seals in Trinidad and Tobago. The operation took place in the Arima 2 well on a jackup platform...
15 August 2014
After more than 14 years with IADC and a career spanning 42 years, Joe Hurt, Vice President of IADC’s Onshore Division, will retire at the end of August. Mr Hurt began his career in 1974 with Noble Corp, working on land drilling rigs...
13 August 2014
OneSubsea, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Schlumberger have entered into a letter of intent to form an alliance to develop technologies and deliver...
12 August 2014
Noble Energy has signed a production-sharing contract (PSC) with Gabon government, covering Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin. Under the terms...