|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|
30 January 2015
Chevron and BP will collaborate with ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore leases in the northwest portion of Keathley Canyon...
29 January 2015
PetroQuip Energy Services successfully implemented its revolutionary toe sleeve, BigFoot, in a recent horizontal completion for an independent operator...
27 January 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over Q4 2014, which has continued in January, is already having a significant effect on drilling activity in the US, according...
27 January 2015
Hess Corp announced a 2015 capital and exploratory budget of $4.7 billion, a 16% reduction from its 2014 actual spend of $5.6 billion. Of this, $2.1 billion (45%) is budgeted for unconventional shale resources...
26 January 2015
The oil and gas industry is constantly looking to the future. Whether this comes in the form of pushing the limits of pressure...