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Petrobras cites 4 pillars for drilling contractors in offshore well construction

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

In the next four years, Petrobras will invest approximately $79 billion in well construction, which accounts for 36% of Petrobras’ total investments, an executive with Petrobras…

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Video: Integrated team tackles construction of 7 drillships in Brazilian shipyard

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

OdfjellGalvão, Petrobras and Seadrill are each working with Sete Brasil to monitor the construction of seven drillships that are part of a project to build 29 ultra-deepwater…

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Petrobras study: No correlation between time to install BOP and water depth

Posted on 26 March 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Petrobras concluded a 7.5-year study in May 2013 on subsea BOP installations in ultra-deepwaters to determine if a correlation existed between time to install a subsea BOP…

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Petrobras develops web-based software to sort, filter rig information, KPIs

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

To integrate key information about its growing number of rigs into one database, Petrobras has created a web-based software to sort and filter rig specification and safety…

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Maersk Drilling names new ultra-harsh environment jackup

Posted on 24 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has named a new ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, in a ceremony at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. Maersk Intrepid is the first in a…

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Dual-gradient system ensures quality cement job in North Sea well

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

Offshore formations characterized by weakness, shallow-gas hazards, porous sand and other issues present challenges that can result in lost time, cost increases and even…

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Going the distance

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

From vertical wells to horizontal wells, the industry’s evolution within the past 10 years has commanded a transformation of the drilling landscape. Subsequently, coiled tubing…

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Stabilizing activity ushers positive outlook for Mediterranean

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Features, Global and Regional Markets, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

Tempered by challenges around political and financial uncertainty, the diverse Mediterranean region nevertheless continues to hold potential for robust exploration and production…

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A long and winding road

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

It’s no secret that drilling has taken a whole new direction in the past decade. In reality, it has taken multiple new directions as the industry navigates through increasingly…

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Keeping sand at bay

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, CurrentFeatures, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

When it comes to sand control, a misstep comes at a high price. The industry is increasingly realizing the significance of investing time and resources from the very beginning…

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