|US Gulf of Mexico rig market experiencing full employment|
|West Africa could face shortage of deepwater rigs|
|Southeast Asia contractors experience accelerating high dayrates|
|Offshore contractors face a storm surge of new regulations|
|IADC launches ballast control and stability program|
|Two new semisubmersibles delivered to GlobalSantaFe|
CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
|Helmerich & Payne IDC’s Alan Orr named Contractor of the Year|
ONSHORE DRILLING AND EQUIPMENT
|US onshore activity nearing its 2001 level|
|New lightweight rig is built for European operations|
|New rig takes advantage of proven technologies to increase well value|
|Drilling Onshore America Conference Preview|
|High performance water-base fluids improve drilling|
|Deep gas drilling fluid challenges|
|R&D validates effectiveness of aphron drilling fluids|
|Drilling fluid eliminates sag, other weight problems|
|PDO’s Haz-ID contrasts safe/unsafe procedures|
|Malta becoming logistical jump-off point for Libya|
|Basic Energy Services gets its feet wet with inland dill barges|
|DEA projects updated at 2005 first quarter meeting|
|IADC World Drilling 2005 is set for 9-10 June in Rome|
|People, Companies & Products|
26 November 2014
The world is going to need one-third more oil between 2010 and 2040, with developing countries, such as China and India, accounting for a major portion in the increase in...
25 November 2014
"Big data" is taking on a new role in industry, where companies are combining the findings from geology and geophysics with new data collected from advanced technologies...
25 November 2014
Petrobras recently completed drilling the first appraisal well in the Libra area, the 3-BRSA-1255 (3-RJS-731), known as NW1. Located in the Northwest portion of the Libra block, in the pre-salt layer of the...
24 November 2014
Ensign Energy Services has signed contracts for two of its new ADR 1500S pad drill rigs for a major operator in the Montney area of northeast British Columbia...
21 November 2014
Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola...