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Croatia’s first offshore license round opens

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

Croatia’s Minister of Economy Ivan Vrdoljak has opened Croatia’s first offshore license round in Zagreb, Croatia, in the presence of representatives from more than 30…

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Seadrill secures contracts for multiple jackups

Posted on 02 April 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has secured new contracts for the jackups West Tucana, West Telesto, West Ariel and West Prospero. Additionally, the contract for the West Mischief has been extended…

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Maersk Drilling takes delivery of Maersk Intrepid jackup

Posted on 01 April 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. Maersk Intrepid will start its…

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Husky Energy delivers production at Liwan Gas Project in South China Sea

Posted on 31 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Husky Energy and CNOOC have commenced first production at the Liwan Gas Project in the South China Sea. Located approximately 300 km southeast of the Hong Kong Special…

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Petrobras cites 4 pillars for drilling contractors in offshore well construction

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

In the next four years, Petrobras will invest approximately $79 billion in well construction, which accounts for 36% of Petrobras’ total investments, an executive with Petrobras…

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Video: Integrated team tackles construction of 7 drillships in Brazilian shipyard

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

OdfjellGalvão, Petrobras and Seadrill are each working with Sete Brasil to monitor the construction of seven drillships that are part of a project to build 29 ultra-deepwater…

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Petrobras study: No correlation between time to install BOP and water depth

Posted on 26 March 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Petrobras concluded a 7.5-year study in May 2013 on subsea BOP installations in ultra-deepwaters to determine if a correlation existed between time to install a subsea BOP…

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Petrobras develops web-based software to sort, filter rig information, KPIs

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

To integrate key information about its growing number of rigs into one database, Petrobras has created a web-based software to sort and filter rig specification and safety…

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Maersk Drilling names new ultra-harsh environment jackup

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

Maersk Drilling has named a new ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, in a ceremony at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. Maersk Intrepid is the first in a…

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Dual-gradient system ensures quality cement job in North Sea well

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

Offshore formations characterized by weakness, shallow-gas hazards, porous sand and other issues present challenges that can result in lost time, cost increases and even…

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