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Noble Energy finds oil in deepwater Gulf of Mexico’s Big Bend

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Energy has made a discovery at the Big Bend exploration prospect in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Open-hole logging identified…

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Seadrill to acquire ultra-deepwater Songa Eclipse semi

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

A subsidiary of Seadrill has entered into an agreement with Songa Offshore to acquire the Songa Eclipse ultra-deepwater semisub…

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Vantage-invested JV to build ultra-deepwater drillship at STX

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Vantage Drilling has entered into a joint venture with an affiliate of Skeie Group to construct a high-specification drillship…

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Diamond Offshore shifting fleet to meet deepwater, ultra-deepwater demands

Posted on 15 November 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Supported by dayrates hovering around $600,000 and increasing rig demand from frontier areas…

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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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