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Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips advancing Paleogene discoveries in deepwater GOM

Posted on 30 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Chevron and BP will collaborate with ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore leases in the northwest portion of Keathley Canyon…

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Amid cost constraints, industry must guard against drift into failure

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The industry is really moving ahead on human factors, which affects everything. IADC’s initiative to hold a conference on this (21-22 October in Galveston, Texas)…

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Saturated market, policy challenges push KCA Deutag eastward

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

There are several challenges – one of the most significant being the increased number of rigs and drilling contractors now available in Europe, combined with…

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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The global drilling industry is going through a rough patch. Falling oil prices have put companies on edge, stirring anxieties about what lies ahead in 2015…

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Small-scale focus yields big value for Shell’s rig operational performance

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

Safety remains our top priority and boundary condition in our drive for performance. Beyond that, right now the biggest challenge is cost. The industry is in the midst…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

An intensive drilling program is under way on the Egina project in Nigeria, TOTAL announced. Two rigs will be kept busy for a total of 3,000 days, drilling 44 wells…

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In industrialized drilling process, every element is up for optimization

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

The industry’s transition to economically develop significant production from tight sand and shale-type resources is directly a result of improved drilling…

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In Brazil’s deepwater, ‘there is no turning back’ on MPD

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The biggest challenge is to enhance productivity in the complex environment of offshore well construction. This can be achieved by improving well designs to better manage…

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Our technologies have moved on; our people must move with them

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

In terms of drilling and completion technology, I think the industry is moving quite well. However, development of people’s capabilities is not keeping pace…

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Still sunny, but clouds are brewing

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The Asia Pacific is as vast as it is diverse. With huge gas projects in Australia, a focus on maximizing domestic resources in Indonesia and Malaysia, and new bidding rounds announced in Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines, the region’s long-term outlook is strong…

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