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Drilling Ahead: Cashing in on the enviro agenda, Greenbacks for green drilling?

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Even as environmental agendas delay well permitting and cause other headaches, new opportunities may loom for “green” drilling. Two areas in particular present…

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Perspectives: Not doing what’s always been done, but what’s better

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

As a young man growing up in Ghana in the ’70s, Chevron’s Graham Mensa-Wilmot remembers PetroCanada putting up an offshore drilling rig near the coast where…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, November/December

John Meckert has assumed the role of vice president of services & rentals of Canrig Drilling Technology. Mr Meckert has been with the Nabors group of business…

HSE Corner: Pneumatic conveyance of drill cuttings may offer solution for sensitive, strictly regulated environments

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

As environmental regulations get more stringent around the world, oil companies, drilling contractors and the service industry are working together to reduce chemical…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, News, November/December

BJ Services Company has successfully installed the first InjectSafe chemical injection system with DynaCoil capillary injection strings offshore in two wells in Europe…

People & Company News

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Departments, News

Ensco International has approved a plan to change the company’s legal domicile from Delaware to the UK, where the corporate headquarters would be relocated…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Anadarko Petroleum has announced another successful appraisal well in the West Cape Three Points Block offshore Ghana. The Mahogany-4 well, the eastern-most…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 03 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Huisman rig completes 1st well in 6 weeks; drills surface hole using drilling with casing Huisman’s newly developed containerised drilling rig, the LOC 400, operated by the Northern Dutch Drilling Company (NDDC) for Northern Petroleum Netherlands (NPN), successfully completed its first well in Werkendam, The Netherlands. The unit drilled the well to a TD of […]

D&C News

Posted on 03 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, July/August, News

Jackup delivered to China Oilfield Services Keppel FELS delivered the new jackup COSLSTRIKE to China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) ahead of schedule and with a clean safety record. It is the third of three KFELS B Class jackup rigs commissioned by Awilco Offshore ASA prior to COSL’s acquisition. The first two rigs were delivered in […]

Pushing for innovations in a risk-averse industry

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, September/October

For many petroleum engineers who end up building their careers on the drilling side of the business, one common theme often appears: Production is boring.

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