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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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Chevron makes 20th natural gas discovery offshore Australia

Posted on 08 February 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Chevron Corporation’s Australian subsidiary has made the 20th discovery off the Western Australian…

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Central Gulf of Mexico lease sale will offer 38.6 million acres for development

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

The Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas…

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Maersk Drilling, BP to develop next-generation drilling technology for BP’s Project 20K

Posted on 05 February 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling and BP have signed a partnership agreement to develop conceptual engineering designs…

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Seadrill orders two jackups for 2015 delivery

Posted on 01 February 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has entered into an agreement for the construction of two high-specification jackup drilling rigs with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Inc in China…

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Autonomous hull-cleaning system delivered for US Navy testing

Posted on 31 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February, News, The Offshore Frontier

SeaRobotics Corp has delivered the first HullBUG (Hull Bio-inspired Underwater Grooming) system to the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control at the Florida…

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JIP works to enhance subsea wellhead design with simplicity

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A subsea wellhead being designed under a joint industry project that includes Shell, Maersk Oil, Eni, Tullow, Wintershall and TOTAL will be able to…

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Keppel delivers first of 20 rigs slated for 2013

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

Vision Drilling, a subsidiary of Cyprus-based Dynamic Offshore Drilling, will receive KFELS B Class jackup, Dynamic Vision, two months ahead of time…

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Deepwater market expands outside US with East Africa, Eastern Mediterranean hotspots

Posted on 23 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Deepwater activity in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is being overshadowed by the expansion of the floater market elsewhere…

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Eni drills first oil delineation well of Sankofa East oil discovery offshore Ghana

Posted on 17 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has successfully drilled Sankofa East 2A, the first appraisal well of the Sankofa East oil discovery…

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