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Noble awarded contracts for two ultra-deepwater drillships

Posted on 18 April 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Corp has entered into two three-year term drilling contracts with Plains Exploration & Production Co for the Noble Sam Croft and the Noble Tom Madden…

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NOSAC seeks member representing offshore industry

Posted on 10 April 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Coast Guard is requesting applications from qualified candidates seeking consideration for appointment…

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BP completes flow test of Itaipu-1A well, offshore Brazil

Posted on 25 March 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

BP has completed a successful flow test of the Itaipu-1A discovery well offshore Brazil. The Itaipu-1A pre-salt well is located in block BM-C-32…

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Petrobras announces US $236.7 billion business plan for 2013 – 2017

Posted on 20 March 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has announced a US $236.7 billion budget under a 2013-2017 Business & Management Plan (2013-17 BP)…

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Latin America: Growth expected across the board

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

Picture Latin America as a quilt. In unison, the pieces come together to form a vibrant and vast region, but separately, every patch tells a story all its own. “Each country has different needs and challenges regarding…

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Logging data linked in real time mitigate drilling complications

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

he Brazilian petroleum industry has entered a new era of success exploiting shallow-water oil reserves in the Campos Basin, utilizing methods enhanced by advanced software…

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GOM deepwater well puts dual-gradient drilling on the map

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

IADC defines dual-gradient drilling (DGD) as a variation of managed pressure drilling that uses “two or more pressure gradients within selected sections to manage…

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SNAME to study wind tunnel testing of MODUs, floating production installations

Posted on 18 March 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has announced it is initiating a review of SNAME T&R Bulletin 5-4…

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IMO begins Deepwater Horizon casualty investigation

Posted on 14 March 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) officially initiated an investigation of the Macondo incident during the 21st session…

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InterMoor completes IRIS installation, recovery in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 01 March 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed an installation and recovery project for Apache Deepwater…

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