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Sonic LWD service delivers real-time data in deepwater, unconventional formations

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Halliburton’s Sperry Drilling Services has added a new azimuthal and ultrasonic service to its sonic…

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New sand control tool combines frac-pack, gravel-pack systems for extreme environments

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Increased operational efficiency and improved production ratings were the drivers behind Baker…

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Wullf appointed as Seadrill CEO

Posted on 24 July 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Per Wullf will succeed Fredrik Halvorsen as chief executive officer of Seadrill Management, the company announced. Mr Halvorsen is leaving Seadrill to join Ubon Partners…

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Seadrill secures commitment for newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 19 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has signed a contract with Chevron China Energy Company for the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Tellus…

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Seadrill orders four new ultra-deepwater drillships for delivery in 2015

Posted on 15 July 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has entered into turnkey contracts to build four new ultra-deepwater drillships…

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Petronas extends Maersk Convincer contract to drill offshore Malaysia

Posted on 15 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has received a one-year extension for the Maersk Convincer 
jackup from Petronas Carigali, putting the rig…

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Blackford Dolphin wins North Sea contracts

Posted on 12 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

olphin Drilling has secured two contracts that will take its Blackford Dolphin semi into the North Sea market. The first contract with MPX North Sea will be in the UK sector…

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Collaboration delivers fully integrated subsea completion in Norway

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Collaboration between the operator and service company has helped ensure the successful and safe installation of the first fully integrated subsea completion in the Norwegian North Sea…

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PDC bit with conical element targets rock cutting at bore center

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Regardless of the type of well they are constructing, drillers the world over share a common goal: to drill a wellbore to target depth, safely, accurately and with maximum rate of penetration (ROP)…

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Next-gen well control encompasses global standards, automation

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

A group of industry experts have created a vision for the next generation of well control that involves establishing global standards…

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