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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24 April 2014
Baker Hughes and Aker Solutions have formed an alliance to develop technology for production solutions that will boost output, increase recovery rates and reduce costs for...
22 April 2014
Steven A. Manz will serve as Senior VP and CFO of Noble Corp’s spinoff company Paragon Offshore, a standard specification offshore drilling company, Noble announced today...
17 April 2014
Shell has made an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia in the Rosmari-1 well located 135 km offshore Malaysia in Block SK318. The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,123...
16 April 2014
Maersk Drilling has taken the delivery of its second drillship, Maersk Valiant from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage toward the...
16 April 2014
Ensco has ordered two high-specification jackups, ENSCO 140 and ENSCO 141, for delivery in mid-2016 from Lamprell’s shipyard in the United Arab Emirates. The rigs will also...