IADC: CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF SERVICE
|IADC: Up to speed at 65 and no slowing down|
|IADC monitors legislative initiatives and issues worldwide|
|IADC tackles multi-faceted European issues|
|Two new training, accreditation programs launched|
|ID cards, MODU Code rewrite are offshore issues monitored by IADC|
|Contracts, UBO/MPD are key IADC interests|
|IADC tackles issues in support of US land drilling contractors|
|Annual Meeting preview outlines Association’s 65th celebration|
DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
|Rotary steerable systems optimize Troll field production|
|Rowan marks 50th anniversary of LeTourneau jackup rig|
|Direct top drive can increase torque, reduce maintenance|
|Power tongs provide makeup torque for threaded riser connections|
|Casing running tool can be operated by drilling crews, reducing costs|
|Automated drill pipe tong can interface with rig management protocols|
MIDDLE EAST DRILLING
|Middle East E&P at its highest but the region is gearing up for even more drilling activity|
|Brazilian state oil company Petrobras locks in deepwater rigs|
OPERATING IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
|Noble is reducing its gas emissions through a proactive program|
|ENSCO 72 jackup enhanced for environmentally sensitive areas|
|HPHT completions edge toward 500° and 30,000 psi|
|First U-tube well connects horizontal wells|
|People, Companies and Products|
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...