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Noble Corp to spin off older rigs into new drilling company

Posted on 25 September 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Corp’s board of directors has approved a plan to separate a business comprised of many of its standard-specification drilling units, resulting in the creation of two…

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Exclusive video: Innovation, automation require stakeholder cooperation

Posted on 25 September 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Cooperation among key industry players – drilling contractors, equipment manufacturers and operators – is necessary to realize…

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Exclusive video: Integrated auto-driller reduces weight-on-bit fluctuations

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

Heave compensation enables drilling in harsh environments by keeping the bit at a constant position in relation to the seabed…

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Statoil discovers gas in Iskrystall prospect in Barents Sea

Posted on 24 September 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil with its partners Eni Norge and Petoro made a gas discovery in the Iskrystall prospect in PL608 in the Barents Sea…

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Intelligent completions, data collection enhance reservoir management

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

To improve reservoir management and recovery, understanding how the reservoir is going to produce based on downhole data and using the right completion equipment is key…

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Flying high

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Despite its perception as a mature market, Europe continues to yield valuable finds for those prepared to invest in new technologies and have a knack for capitalizing on smaller-prize discoveries…

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Data delivery

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling wells in today’s complex oilfields bears little resemblance to the drilling operations of just a few decades ago. Fast-evolving technology has turned drilling into a sophisticated and scientific undertaking driven by the need for real-time data…

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Tests show potential of alternative method for offshore cuttings drying

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Over the past 20 years, studies have been conducted to assess the effects of drilled cuttings contaminated by non-aqueous fluids (NAFs) on the environment…

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BP deepwater well strikes gas in East Nile Delta

Posted on 09 September 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

It was the first well in the North Damietta Offshore concession granted in February 2010 and operated by BP…

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Oil discovered in new area of Barents Sea

Posted on 06 September 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

OMV and partners Petoro, Idemitsu, Tullow and Statoil have made the first oil discovery in the Barents Sea’s Hoop-Maud Basin area. Operator OMV is about to…

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