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Logging data linked in real time mitigate drilling complications

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

he Brazilian petroleum industry has entered a new era of success exploiting shallow-water oil reserves in the Campos Basin, utilizing methods enhanced by advanced software…

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GOM deepwater well puts dual-gradient drilling on the map

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

IADC defines dual-gradient drilling (DGD) as a variation of managed pressure drilling that uses “two or more pressure gradients within selected sections to manage…

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SNAME to study wind tunnel testing of MODUs, floating production installations

Posted on 18 March 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has announced it is initiating a review of SNAME T&R Bulletin 5-4…

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IMO begins Deepwater Horizon casualty investigation

Posted on 14 March 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) officially initiated an investigation of the Macondo incident during the 21st session…

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InterMoor completes IRIS installation, recovery in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 01 March 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed an installation and recovery project for Apache Deepwater…

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ONGC announced it has set record for drilling well in deepest water depth

Posted on 19 February 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

ONGC has set the record for drilling a well in the deepest water by an offshore drilling rig with Transocean’s ultra-deepwater drillship…

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Transocean, Oceaneering ink deal on subsea BOP control systems

Posted on 14 February 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

To comply with the recently issued API 53, a Transocean subsidiary has signed a contract with Oceaneering…

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To be effective, leaders can’t just ‘wing’ offshore site visits

Posted on 13 February 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

A guidance document under development at the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) aims to to help office-based leadership make…

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Dew: On-time equipment delivery necessary for successful deepwater operations

Posted on 13 February 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

“Approximately 75% of the existing deepwater discoveries have yet to be developed or produced. It’s going to take…

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Archer signs $115 million plug and abandon contract with Statoil in North Sea

Posted on 11 February 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Archer has secured a contract with Statoil for the permanent plugging and abandonment of 12 gas wells on the Heimdal field…

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