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Atwood Oceanics secures contract for Atwood Achiever ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 12 June 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Atwood Oceanics has been awarded a drilling services contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Atwood Achiever by a subsidiary…

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Ensco orders its eighth Samsung DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 10 June 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth…

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Exclusive video: IADC’s International Standards Activities report details regulations affecting offshore drilling

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Alan Spackman, IADC vice president – offshore division, speaks with Amy Rose, IADC director – external relations…

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Rig briefs: KCA DEUTAG awarded contract worth up to $2.2 billion; Keppel delivers Super A Class jackup

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

KCA DEUTAG has been awarded a contract with Statoil for the management, operation and maintenance of two…

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BSEE to establish Ocean Energy Safety Institute for collaborative research, shared learning

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will establish an independent Ocean Energy…

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Statoil discovers oil in Grane field in the North Sea

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and its partners are in the process of concluding drilling operations in exploration well 25/11-27 in the Grane Unit…

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Noble Energy confirms Karish discovery in Levant Basin offshore Israel

Posted on 31 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Energy has discovered natural gas at the Karish prospect offshore Israel. The discovery well was drilled to a total depth…

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Depth perception

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The business of finding and producing oil and gas is all about safe and responsible recovery, reliability and return on investment. Nowhere is that mission more important than the world of subsea completions. Today’s subsea completion operations…

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Permanent production packer pushes limits of ultra-HPHT wells

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

As operators continue to drill in deeper and more extreme formations, the demand for technologies to suit these environments will…

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Real-time data, reservoir model combination addresses GOM challenges

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Growing activity in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) reflects the industry’s capability to meet increasing operational challenges in deepwater, where activity has returned to pre-moratorium…

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