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Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Microsites

FMC Technologies’ Enhanced Vertical Deepwater Tree (EVDT) is a slimbore subsea completion system designed to provide large-bore system capabilities. It can accommodate 7-in. tubing completions and pressures up to 15,000 psi within a 13 5/8-in. BOP stack. Among other features, it allows ultra-deepwater completions to be performed from a small drilling rig containing the surface […]

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Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, May/June, News

StatoilHydro awards 5-year contract to Aker Drilling rig StatoilHydro has awarded a five-year contract to Aker Drilling’s Aker Spitsbergen for drilling operations in the Norwegian Sea. The contract was originally awarded in December 2006, but StatoilHydro has had until now to decide the length of the fixed part of the contract, beyond a minimum period […]

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Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, News

Indonesia tax scheme raises concern IADC has written the Indonesian director general of tax to urge the consistent application of Indonesia’s “deemed profits” regime for offshore drilling contractors. Over many years, IADC has worked with the Indonesian government to establish a reliable taxation system for its members operating in Indonesia. As recently as 2005, an […]

Perspectives: Expansion taking shape steadily but strongly

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

Jindal Drilling & Industries, part of Jindal Group, one of India’s largest business houses, is brewing and implementing ambitious growth plans – newbuild jackups, deepwater drilling…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

Pacific Drilling announced that Cees Van Diemen has joined the company as vice president of operations and that Paul Linkin has accepted the role of vice president QHSE…

HSE Corner: Aker facility features 3D simulator for realistic training

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

It’s easy to find manufacturers willing to sell you their equipment, but it’s oftentimes harder to find manufacturers willing to invest in a high-tech training facility that will provide…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

At its Perdido Development, Shell recently completed the installation of the drilling and production platform atop a 555-ft cylindrical spar floating in about 8,000 ft of water…

D&C News

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

StatoilHydro has acquired a 40% stake in 50 blocks from BHP Billiton in the frontier DeSoto Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico. “DeSoto Canyon is a mostly unexplored region…

Drilling Ahead: When the recovery? Curmudgeon Pessimist or Unrepentant Optimist?

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

This is a tough old industry, with more than its share of ups and downs – particularly the downs, which historically have wielded an iron upper hand. One of the recurring wonders…

Drilling Ahead: IADC Advanced Rig Tech group ‘imagines’ end to downtime

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, March/April

Ah, yes, you may call me a dreamer. But – with apologies to John Lennon – the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee is doing everything it can in its small way to approach this reality…

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