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Shales, technologies, cultural shift refuel Romanian industry

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances

At the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, the sight of new facilities at Industrial Park near the city of Ploiesti is a testament to Romania’s regenerating oil and gas industry…

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Euro-shales: Opposition mounts

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Features, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances

A year ago, an article in the July/August 2011 issue of Drilling Contractor stated that the journey to achieving commercial shale gas production in Europe would be a slow one. Over the past 12 months or so, that journey has arguably gotten even slower…

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Ensco orders 7th Samsung DP3 drillship for 2014 delivery

Posted on 26 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Ensco has exercised one of two options for an additional advanced-capability, DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design…

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Central GOM lease sale attracts $1.7 billion-plus in high bids

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

A Central Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale held today attracted more than $1.7 billion in high bids for tracts on the US Outer Continental Shelf …

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In search of trust: Industry must build on ‘responsible drilling’ approach

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Advocating the approach of “responsible drilling” at the IADC World Drilling 2012 Conference in Barcelona on…

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Chevron, industry emphasize responsible shale-gas development

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Mike Power, manager of unconventional resources in drilling and completions for Chevron, speaks about Chevron’s and the industry’s efforts to…

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Chevron boosts unconventional activity, pushes into China’s deep waters

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

With 18 million acres added to Chevron’s portfolio since 2009, the company has experienced a shift to…

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Shell CEO: Industry must do more to address public concerns with tight gas development

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The industry must do a better job of listening and responding to public and regulator concerns associated with…

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Appeals court rulings pave way for additional exploration, drilling in GOM, Arctic

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier

In what signifies a major victory for the oil and gas industry, two federal appeals courts have shot down…

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Chesapeake anticipates drilling at least 65 wells in Hogshooter play over next few years

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Chesapeake Energy has announced a significant discovery in the Hogshooter play in the Anadarko Basin of the…

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