GLOBAL DRILLING OUTLOOK
|Looking further down the road,natural gas outlook remains bullish|
|Industry must monitor equipment, people, safety to meet growing energy demand|
|Offshore effective utilization rates near 100% worldwide|
|Wall Street perspective: Drilling business appears healthy for next 5 years|
|ReedHycalog annual census shows US rig fleet at 2,298 and worldwide offshore fleet at 654|
PACIFIC RIM DRILLING
|The good times are rolling|
|China’s Karamay Drilling Company working to branch out internationally|
|MPD techniques address problems in drilling Southeast Asia’s fractured carbonate structures|
|Tests undertaken to explore applications of 125 ksi specified minimum yield strength casing in sour environments|
|MPD automation addresses drilling challenges in conventional, unconventional resources|
|Continuous Circulation System debuts with commercial successes offshore Egypt, Norway|
|Petrobras celebrates 10th WellCAP anniversary|
|Subsea test valve in modified BOP cavity may help to minimize cost of required BOP testing|
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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...
16 February 2015
Transocean announced that Steven Newman and the Board of Directors have mutually agreed that he will step down as President and CEO, effective 16 February 2015...