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Ensuring competency: Are we teaching solutions or just answers?

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

“This guy has to pass or he can’t go back to the rig” is a blunt remark occasionally made to Glenn Potter, well control instructor with Equilibria Services, when…

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WellCAP plays key role in fast-paced Thailand drilling operations

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

WellCAP’s built-in flexibility plays a key role in the safe execution of one of the fastest-paced drilling operations…

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Transocean’s Discoverer Americas commences GOM operations

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Transocean announced this week that its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Americas has commenced operations in the US Gulf of Mexico…

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Tupi area well tests show record productivity

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras and its partners have completed two drill stem tests (DSTs) on the Iracema well (4-RJS-647 or 4-BRSA-711-RJS) in the BM-S-11 appraisal area in the…

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BP confirms western extension of Kaskida field

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP announced that an appraisal well to test a western extension of the Kaskida field has confirmed oil in Lower Tertiary reservoirs five miles west of the Kaskida…

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Devon to divest all GOM, international assets, focus on onshore North America

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Devon Energy Corp recently unveiled its plan to strategically reposition itself as a high-growth North American…

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Drillers Outlook Panel: Challenges abound, but so do opportunities

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

It’s been said that drilling contractors are an optimistic bunch, and that certainly proved true with the three industry leaders who sat on the Drillers Outlook…

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Exclusive video: Goober changes name to Keen Energy Services

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

As part of a rebranding effort, Stillwater, Okla.-based Goober Drilling has changed its name to Keen Energy Services. This follows an aggressive fabrication…

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Staying in balance is key to Anadarko model

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Steve Bosworth, Anadarko vice president worldwide drilling, gave thanks to the drilling contractors that were willing to work with his company on contract…

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ODS-Petrodata forecast: No balanced market in sight for jackups

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

From the perspective of Tom Kellock, head of consulting and research for ODS-Petrodata, the outlook for the worldwide jackup market is far from rosy…

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