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Seadrill orders four new ultra-deepwater drillships for delivery in 2015

Posted on 15 July 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has entered into turnkey contracts to build four new ultra-deepwater drillships…

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Petronas extends Maersk Convincer contract to drill offshore Malaysia

Posted on 15 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has received a one-year extension for the Maersk Convincer 
jackup from Petronas Carigali, putting the rig…

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Blackford Dolphin wins North Sea contracts

Posted on 12 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

olphin Drilling has secured two contracts that will take its Blackford Dolphin semi into the North Sea market. The first contract with MPX North Sea will be in the UK sector…

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Collaboration delivers fully integrated subsea completion in Norway

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Collaboration between the operator and service company has helped ensure the successful and safe installation of the first fully integrated subsea completion in the Norwegian North Sea…

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PDC bit with conical element targets rock cutting at bore center

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Regardless of the type of well they are constructing, drillers the world over share a common goal: to drill a wellbore to target depth, safely, accurately and with maximum rate of penetration (ROP)…

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Next-gen well control encompasses global standards, automation

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

A group of industry experts have created a vision for the next generation of well control that involves establishing global standards…

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MPD provides precise prevention, handling of gas influxes in risers

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Mounting deepwater experience suggests riser gas may be a problem that has seen its day—at least from a technology perspective…

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IADC releases semi-annual report on international standards activities

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

IADC recently released its semi-annual report on international regulations that affect offshore drilling activities. Alan Spackman, IADC vice president- offshore division, is the author of the publication…

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Integrated approach delivers GOM subsalt well for PEMEX

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

As industry increasingly ventures into deeper waters characterized by complex reservoirs, the integration of upfront planning, risk…

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Seadrill secures contract for jackup West Freedom

Posted on 11 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has secured a new contract for the West Freedom, an LT-Super 116E jackup, offshore Venezuela with Cardon IV Venezuela, an ENI SpA and REPSOL joint venture…

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