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Shelf Drilling targets Southeast Asia as key growth area

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

When it was incorporated in late 2012, Shelf Drilling had a fleet of 38 rigs, acquired from Transocean, with 31 of them in operation…

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Seadrill secures commitment for newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 19 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has signed a contract with Chevron China Energy Company for the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Tellus…

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North Sea drilling report indicates positive trend in Q2

Posted on 19 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

North Sea drilling activity remained steady during Q2 2013, with 16 exploration and appraisal wells drilled in the UK in that period, business advisory firm Deloitte reported…

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Petronas extends Maersk Convincer contract to drill offshore Malaysia

Posted on 15 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has received a one-year extension for the Maersk Convincer 
jackup from Petronas Carigali, putting the rig…

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DROPS organization announces North American chapter

Posted on 12 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

The UK-based DROPS (Dropped Object Prevention Scheme) Organization has announced the formation of a North American Chapter…

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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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