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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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Special webcast: Defining challenges and potential solutions for MPD in deepwater drilling

Posted on 27 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

IADC group VP/publisher Mike Killalea sat down with David Pavel, global director of business development for…

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Riser failure study IDs well control weak links

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

A rig is drilling in heavy seas and the station-keeping system fails. The rig starts to drift. The riser emergency disconnect sequence is initiated, but due to a malfunction…

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Real-time mapping keeps well in reservoir

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

An operator planned to drill a horizontal production well in a field offshore Brazil where surface seismic reflection data indicated the target sand reservoirs…

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Perspectives: Gregers Kudsk, Maersk Drilling – Industry’s joint efforts lead to advances in technology

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, March/April, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

At the forefront of advances in offshore drilling technologies, Gregers Kudsk, vice president and senior technical advisor for Maersk Drilling, pursues ideas from the beginning, even when the majority of people have yet to come on board. In the early stages of his career, he found himself working on technologies that would lead to improved rig efficiency and automation at a time when resources and knowledge were limited…

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