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Ensco takes delivery of ultra-premium, harsh-environment jackup

Posted on 03 September 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Ensco has taken delivery of ENSCO 120, the first in its series of three ultra-premium, harsh-environment jackups. The rig is contracted to work for Nexen in…

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Next-generation semi replaces derrick with multipurpose tower

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

With the implementation of the multipurpose tower (MPT) on Noble Drilling’s Noble Bully I and II in March and April 2012…

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Finer control: 2nd-gen wired pipe to improve ruggedness, diagnostics

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Wired drill pipe (WDP) technology has been described as a game-changer for the oil and gas industry due to its capacity to deliver high-resolution data…

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Exclusive video: Automated influx detection with MPD in deepwater applications

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Challenges such as riser and surface equipment limitation needs to be considered to define recommended practices for deepwater well…

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UK, Scottish government ministers to speak at Offshore Europe

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Several senior representatives of the UK and Scottish governments are scheduled to address the audience at SPE Offshore Europe…

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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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