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The Latin American puzzle

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The sun is rising on Latin America. With its prolific and varied resources, the region is poised to become a major player on the global hydrocarbon map. While the big story in recent years has been the massive pre-salt discoveries in the deepwater off the coast of Brazil…

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Subsea innovations: Building reliability into complex, high-risk world

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Features, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

In the high-risk subsea world, innovation has historically been driven by safety, reliability, economics and efficiency. Now operators have added a new watchword to their…

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Cobalt makes first discovery in syn-rift deepwater Angola

Posted on 24 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Cobalt International Energy, along with the National Concessionaire Sonangol and the Block 21 partners, has made the first discovery in the syn-rift interval in the Bicuar…

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Integrated service steers smooth wellbore to TD in Brazil’s pre-salt

Posted on 21 January 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

Far from being a mere buzzword, efficiency is a critical driver in all E&P operations. In deepwater drilling, efficiency has become a more elusive goal as wells are drilled…

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Gas production begins from Juliet field in the North Sea

Posted on 08 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Gas production has started from the Juliet field, a subsea development on the western flank of the southern gas basin, 24 miles (39 km) east of the…

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BSEE dedicates $7 million to oil spill response research in 2014

Posted on 08 January 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is soliciting proposals for oil spill response research projects and will invest up to…

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P-55 semi platform starts up as part of Roncador Module 3 in Campos Basin

Posted on 08 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras’ P-55 platform, one of the company’s strategic projects under its 2013-2017 Business and…

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Keppel FELS: Record 21 rigs delivered in 2013

Posted on 08 January 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Keppel FELS delivered ARABDRILL 60, a KFELS B Class jackup, to Arabian Drilling Co (ADC) five days ahead of schedule in December, on budget and with a…

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Malaysia’s Perisai orders third 400-ft jackup from PPL Shipyard

Posted on 07 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

PPL Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has secured a repeat order to build a third Pacific Class 400 jackup worth US$211.5 million from Perisai Inc, a subsidiary…

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BP makes discovery at Gila prospect in GOM

Posted on 18 December 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP, with co-venturer ConocoPhillips, has discovered oil at the Gila prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). This is BP’s third discovery and ConocoPhillips’ fourth…

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