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Tendeka awarded world’s largest sand and inflow control contract for Troll field

Tendeka has secured a major four-year exclusive contract with Equinor to deliver sand-face completion equipment for its Troll field. The agreement, which offers an additional five two-year extension periods, will see Tendeka install up to 100,000 m of sand screens annually with its FloSure Autonomous Inflow Control Devices...

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UK rig market turns a corner as E&A, development activities rally

After several years of strained cash flows and dim outlooks, things are finally starting to brighten up for drilling contractors in the UK and Norway. They can take comfort in the fact that several key metrics – number of wells drilled, utilization, contract lengths, and perhaps most importantly, dayrates – all indicate the market is heating up...

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Single-trip stand-alone screens cut rig time, costs in deepwater Nigeria

Why do in two trips what you can do in one? That simple concept forms the foundation for a revolutionary, high-tech approach to deepwater stand-alone screens completion tested at Shell’s Bonga operations off the Nigerian coast. The project team described the evolution of the single-trip pilot in a presentation at the 2019 OTC in Houston on 9 May...

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