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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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, 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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, 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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Atwood Oceanics secures contract for Atwood Achiever ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 12 June 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Atwood Oceanics has been awarded a drilling services contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Atwood Achiever by a subsidiary…

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Ensco orders its eighth Samsung DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 10 June 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth…

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Exclusive video: IADC’s International Standards Activities report details regulations affecting offshore drilling

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Alan Spackman, IADC vice president – offshore division, speaks with Amy Rose, IADC director – external relations…

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Rig briefs: KCA DEUTAG awarded contract worth up to $2.2 billion; Keppel delivers Super A Class jackup

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

KCA DEUTAG has been awarded a contract with Statoil for the management, operation and maintenance of two…

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BSEE to establish Ocean Energy Safety Institute for collaborative research, shared learning

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will establish an independent Ocean Energy…

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Statoil discovers oil in Grane field in the North Sea

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and its partners are in the process of concluding drilling operations in exploration well 25/11-27 in the Grane Unit…

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