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Systematic approach ensures drilling system synergy for deepwater drilling program

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, The Offshore Frontier

Pre-planning and offset well review were critical factors to a systematic approach taken to improve a deepwater drilling program in the Gulf of Mexico, Reisha Bouska, Project Manager…

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Paradigm launches miniature coiled-tubing system

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, The Offshore Frontier

Paradigm Flow Services has launched Flexi-Coil Extended Reach for riser and flowline blockage remediation and internal inspection. Conventional methods to remediate riser…

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Statoil, ExxonMobil successfully test Zafarani reservoir in Tanzania Block 2

Posted on 03 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil announced the results from their first drill stem test in the Tanzania Block 2 offshore discoveries. The data acquired is important to…

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Statoil makes gas discovery in Kramsnø prospect in Barents Sea

Posted on 20 February 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has together with PL532 partners made a gas discovery in the Kramsnø prospect in the Barents Sea. The exploration program around the Johan Castberg field has been…

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Eni makes oil, gas discovery offshore Congo

Posted on 13 February 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has made an exploration discovery in the Marine XII Block located approximately 17 km offshore Congo. The exploration well, Nene Marine 3, was drilled in a water depth…

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Maersk Completer secures four-year contract with Brunei Shell

Posted on 12 February 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Brunei Shell Petroleum has awarded Maersk Drilling a four-year contract for the jackup Maersk Completer for operation offshore Brunei in Southeast Asia. The contract commences…

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UMW Drilling orders KFELS jackup, delivery expected in Q3 2015

Posted on 06 February 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

UMW Drilling, a wholly owned subsidiary of UMW Oil & Gas, has awarded Keppel FELS, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), a contract for a KFELS B Class jackup…

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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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