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2D seismic survey offshore Croatia to lead into 2014 licensing round

Posted on 13 August 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Oslo-based service company Spectrum has signed a contract with Croatia’s Ministry of the Economy for rights to acquire multi-client 2D seismic data offshore Croatia…

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Tight jackup markets drive record backlog for Hercules Offshore

Posted on 07 August 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Tight supplies in jackup markets around the world have pushed contractor backlogs to near-historical highs, which is providing marketing flexibility and…

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High-pressure riser project extends jackup application in deeper waters

Posted on 07 August 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Claxton has provided a high-press drilling riser for two wells in 132 meters of water on a Gullfaks satellite field in Norway. Statoil used the West Elara…

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Offshore Europe keynotes to address post-Macondo challenges, sustaining market upswing

Posted on 07 August 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The industry’s post-Macondo challenges and initiatives and long-term planning for the North Sea drilling market…

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3D rig tool provides interactive learning experience

Posted on 07 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX) at the University of Texas at Austin has launched the 3D Interactive Offshore Oil Rig…

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Keppel delivers jackup to Mexico’s CP Latina

Posted on 06 August 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Keppel FELS has delivered La Santa Maria, a KFELS B-class jackup, to Constructora y Perforadora LATINA (CP LATINA), a private Mexican energy company…

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Seadrill places new order for two jackups

Posted on 31 July 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has entered into new contracts for the construction of two high-specification jackup drilling rigs at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore (DSIC Offshore) in China…

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Shelf Drilling targets Southeast Asia as key growth area

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

When it was incorporated in late 2012, Shelf Drilling had a fleet of 38 rigs, acquired from Transocean, with 31 of them in operation…

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BP shares 8 steps for safe lifting operations

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Within BP operations, every lift requires a lift plan – no exceptions. At the 2013 API Offshore Safe Lifting Conference on 17 July in Houston, Kevin Boyle…

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IADC crane stats point to need to improve roustabout training

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The roustabout position accounted for 32.24% of total recordable incidents and 32.5% of lost-time incidents (LTIs) in the US offshore, according to IADC…

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