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Drilling Ahead: Shale revolution shifts to oily & international phase

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

The shale revolution has shifted into a new phase to encompass oil plays and expand its frontiers beyond North America. In today’s US rig count, the increase in oil-focused rigs mirrors nearly perfectly the decline in gas rigs…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Deep Sea Metro took delivery of the Deepsea Metro I sixth-generation drillship from Hyundai Heavy Industries on 22 June. Odfjell Drilling has secured a contract with BG Group…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Woodside has signed on with AGR Drilling Services to use its Riserless Mud Recovery system (RMR) for top-hole drilling on an exploration campaign…

Operator takes proactive approach to human-factors evaluation of equipment

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Safety within the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) oil and gas industry has become the focus of attention around the world after the Macondo incident in April 2010. However, preceding this incident, safety had already been a priority throughout the industry…

Perspectives: Brady Long, Ensco – Dynamic drilling industry best experienced from the inside

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August, Uncategorized

Listening to Brady Long’s story of how he found himself working first at Pride International and now at Ensco, you realize that he’s telling you he feels more at home working among drillers than among lawyers. Considering his law degree background, it seems slightly ironic…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Paradigm Oilfield Services has secured a $400,000 contract to supply equipment, including stabilizers and its dual-stage hole-opener called “The Beast,” for a drilling operation in…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

COSL Drilling Europe has signed a 12-month contract for the accommodation unit COSLRigmar with ConocoPhillips Skandinavia…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 has set what the company believes is a world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig of 10,194 ft while working for Reliance Industries offshore India…

Plume modeling study quantifies risk of H2S release in exploration drilling

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

With the increasing likelihood of exploration wells being located near population centers in the Middle East and elsewhere, an evaluation of the risk of an uncontrolled release of toxic gas reaching such a settlement needs to be quantified…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 04 May 2011 in 2011, Departments, May/June

J Kent Wells will become president and CEO of MDU Resources Group’s natural gas and oil production business, Fidelity E&P…

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