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Kosmos Energy finds hydrocarbons in CB-1 exploration well offshore Western Sahara

Posted on 03 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Kosmos Energy announced that the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Western Sahara encountered hydrocarbons. The well penetrated…

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Video: Fitness strategies tailored to offshore lifestyle could curb obesity in rig personnel

Posted on 10 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The consumption of high-caloric foods, increasing age profiles and rig automations decreasing the necessity for manual labor all contribute to obesity on offshore…

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Statoil appoints Eldar Sætre as new President and CEO

Posted on 04 February 2015 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil’s Board of Directors has appointed Eldar Sætre as its new President and CEO. Mr Sætre has been acting as President and CEO since October and assumes the role with immediate effect…

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US President Obama requests $204.7 million in 2016 for BSEE

Posted on 02 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is $204.7 million, providing robust support that will enable BSEE to keep pace…

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Marine Well Containment Company completes expanded containment system

Posted on 02 February 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) announced the completion and delivery of its expanded containment system, bolstering well containment capabilities…

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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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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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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 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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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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