|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|
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”...
05 June 2013
Julio Quintana, president and CEO for Tesco, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott...