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Blackford Dolphin wins North Sea contracts

Posted on 12 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

olphin Drilling has secured two contracts that will take its Blackford Dolphin semi into the North Sea market. The first contract with MPX North Sea will be in the UK sector…

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Collaboration delivers fully integrated subsea completion in Norway

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Collaboration between the operator and service company has helped ensure the successful and safe installation of the first fully integrated subsea completion in the Norwegian North Sea…

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Fixed cutter hybrid bit pushes performance in extreme environments

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances

Drill bit technology has advanced significantly in recent years, as designs feature improved durability to drill through a wider range of lithologies…

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PDC bit with conical element targets rock cutting at bore center

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Regardless of the type of well they are constructing, drillers the world over share a common goal: to drill a wellbore to target depth, safely, accurately and with maximum rate of penetration (ROP)…

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IADC releases semi-annual report on international standards activities

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

IADC recently released its semi-annual report on international regulations that affect offshore drilling activities. Alan Spackman, IADC vice president- offshore division, is the author of the publication…

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Seadrill secures contract for jackup West Freedom

Posted on 11 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has secured a new contract for the West Freedom, an LT-Super 116E jackup, offshore Venezuela with Cardon IV Venezuela, an ENI SpA and REPSOL joint venture…

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Momentum builds for energy policy reform in Mexico

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

A changing political climate in Mexico has opened up opportunities for energy policy reform that could provide more economic incentives for international oil…

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Rig Briefs: Maersk jackup wins contract, Transocean drillship sets record offshore India

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from DONG Energy for the Maersk Resolve jackup for drilling…

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E&P briefs: Statoil assumes operatorship in Eagle Ford, Chesapeake selling shale assets

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has assumed operatorship for all activities in the eastern part of its Eagle Ford asset in Texas…

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Petrobras sets pre-salt production record

Posted on 03 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

On 18 May, Petrobras set a new pre-salt production record, with output of 322,100 barrels of oil per day (bpd), 11,000 bpd up on the previous record of 311,500 bpd…

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