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Statoil awards contracts for three rigs on Norwegian shelf

Posted on 03 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and its partners have secured contracts for the Bideford Dolphin, Stena Don and Scarabeo 5 rigs on the Norwegian continental shelf…

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Subsea Well Response Project intervention system nears completion

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The first equipment under development with the Subsea Well Response Project are due to be completed by the end of this year…

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OGP recommendations to focus on industry well control training

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

A workgroup under the OGP Wells Expert Committee is nearing the launch of a set of recommendations to enhance well control training…

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Transocean newbuild drillships win decade-long contracts from Shell

Posted on 02 October 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Shell has awarded Transocean with 10-year contracts for four newbuild dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships…

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Atwood Oceanics secures contract for the Atwood Advantage drillship

Posted on 27 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Atwood Oceanics has secured a drilling services contract for the Atwood Advantage by a subsidiary of Noble Energy for a program commencing in the Mediterranean…

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Seadrill orders ultra-deepwater drillship for delivery in 2014

Posted on 24 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has ordered an ultra-deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung yard in South Korea. The project value is estimated to be around US $600 million…

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Industry delves deeper into African frontier

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

On the world map, Africa commands a grand presence, with more than 50 countries that straddle a multitude of climates, terrains and cultures. Into the continent’s vast lands and open waters, the drilling industry continues cautiously to navigate and integrate its activity…

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Upgrades extend drilling capabilities of Beryl platform rigs

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

The Beryl field, located about 200 miles northeast of Aberdeen, is located in a water depth of 390 ft. Its discovery in 1972 led to the installation of the Beryl Alpha platform…

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Drill pipe riser system qualified for African deepwater project

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

The Cameron/TOTAL Usan project team took one of the first high-pressure drill pipe riser for intervention systems (DPRIS) to the African deepwater market in 2009…

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Petrobras starts production from FPSO in Gulf of Mexico’s Chinook oilfield

Posted on 14 September 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras began oil production in the ultra-deepwaters of the Chinook oilfield…

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