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BP readies Houston well capping package for global deployment

Posted on 10 July 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Although BP has continued to stress prevention as the primary focal point of its well control initiatives since April 2010, the operator has not neglected work on its $50 million global deepwater well capping and tooling package…

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Petrobras sets pre-salt production record

Posted on 03 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

On 18 May, Petrobras set a new pre-salt production record, with output of 322,100 barrels of oil per day (bpd), 11,000 bpd up on the previous record of 311,500 bpd…

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2nd OSRL capping system delivered to Singapore base

Posted on 26 June 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) unveiled the Subsea Well Intervention Service (SWIS) at its new facility in Singapore…

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BP/Maersk look outside industry to develop HPHT drilling technology

Posted on 26 June 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A partnership between BP and Maersk Drilling to develop conceptual engineering designs for HPHT drilling technology is looking…

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Maersk Drilling: Angola and Nigeria are focal points in strong West African market

Posted on 26 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Significant development campaigns, particularly in Angola and Nigeria, continue to drive aggressive growth in…

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Rig briefs: Atwood orders new drillship, KCA Deutag wins new contracts

Posted on 26 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

An Atwood Oceanics subsidiary has entered into a turnkey construction contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and…

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Huisman opens 380-meter quayside in China

Posted on 26 June 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Huisman has opened a new 380-meter quayside at its production facility in Zhangzhou, China, under its subsidiary Huisman China…

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Maersk Drilling hires DNV for software quality assurance

Posted on 21 June 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling and DNV have entered into a contract to quality assure the software for Maersk Drilling’s new CJ70 jackups…

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Seadrill orders two high-spec jackups for delivery in 2015 and 2016

Posted on 20 June 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill Limited has entered into contracts for the construction of two high-specification jackups…

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Dolphin Drilling unveils new deepwater drillship

Posted on 19 June 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Aberdeen-based Dolphin Drilling, one of the oldest and largest independent drilling contracting companies in the North Sea, unveiled its new 751-ft ultra deepwater rig…

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