|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|
04 March 2015
Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business line, has set field records with the Quasar Pulse Service, the only M/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F...
03 March 2015
Kosmos Energy announced that the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Western Sahara encountered hydrocarbons. The well penetrated...
02 March 2015
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Eni Ghana Exploration and Production, an Eni subsidiary, for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager...
02 March 2015
The trend among drilling contractors to install walking systems on rigs has solved a major logistical problem for operators on multiwell pads – negating the need for costly...
26 February 2015
The Japanese word “hakuryu” means “white dragon.” In Asia, dragons are strongly associated with oceans. They also represent power and blessings...