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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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Rig Briefs: Maersk jackup wins contract, Transocean drillship sets record offshore India

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from DONG Energy for the Maersk Resolve jackup for drilling…

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Risk model simplifies BOP-pull decisions

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

The decision-making process to pull a subsea blowout preventer (BOP) can be as complex as the tool itself…

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E&P briefs: Statoil assumes operatorship in Eagle Ford, Chesapeake selling shale assets

Posted on 10 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has assumed operatorship for all activities in the eastern part of its Eagle Ford asset in Texas…

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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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