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Deepwater demands require upgrade in surface, downhole technologies alongside industry collaboration

Posted on 25 April 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Deepwater drilling in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is pushing limits with depths around 34,000 ft…

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Navigating safe waters

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Features, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Booming markets in West Africa, Brazil and areas of Asia Pacific are putting a bullish spin on the overall offshore outlook, with rising utilization and dayrates in all sectors, including shallow- and mid-water, deepwater and ultra-deepwater…

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Global deepwater exploration sustains strong rig activity

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Features, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Two years have passed since the twin Montara and Macondo blowouts. While Macondo obviously disrupted US Gulf of Mexico drilling in all water depths, deepwater exploration and rig activity remained robust elsewhere…

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Program chairman Joseph Reilly: Operation integrity is big theme at 2012 OTC

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling Contractor recently spoke with ExxonMobil Upstream Research’s Joseph Reilly, who is program chairman…

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Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee to hold public meeting

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee (OESC) will hold its fourth public meeting next Thursday on 26 April…

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SPE automation workshop set for July in Vail

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

SPE’s “Well Construction Automation – Preparing for the Big Jump Forward” workshop, convening in 16-18 July in Vail…

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Petrobras’ extension well confirms discovery in pre-salt of Santos Basin

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has completed drilling extension exploratory well 3-BRSA-1032-RJS (3-RJS-697), located in the Iara…

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Eni signs production sharing contract with CNOOC

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) signed a production sharing contract on 11 April…

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Ensco orders sixth ultra-deepwater drillship to meet customer demands

Posted on 05 April 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Responding to the high level of customer demand, Ensco has ordered an advanced-capability, ultra-deepwater drillship…

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Keppel AmFELS to deliver new jackup to Perforadora Central in 2014

Posted on 02 April 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Mexico’s Perforadora Central has awarded a contract to Keppel AmFELS to build a repeat jackup…

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