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New wireline pressure-control equipment breaks barriers in HPHT well

Posted on 07 June 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) ASEP Elmar has announced the first field operation of its new high working…

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Shell CEO: Industry must do more to address public concerns with tight gas development

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The industry must do a better job of listening and responding to public and regulator concerns associated with…

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Appeals court rulings pave way for additional exploration, drilling in GOM, Arctic

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier

In what signifies a major victory for the oil and gas industry, two federal appeals courts have shot down…

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Deepwater discovery opens new play offshore Cote d’Ivoire

Posted on 07 June 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier

Tullow Oil and its partners, including Anadarko Petroleum, announced today a light-oil discovery at the Paon-1X exploration well offshore Cote d’Ivoire…

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Premier Oil to assess Carnaby contribution to North Sea Catcher development

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Premier Oil’s Carnaby exploration well 28/09-5A in the Central North Sea’s Catcher area has reached a total…

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Aker wins Statoil contracts to study development of Barents Sea, North Sea discoveries

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has awarded Aker Solutions early-phase studies for their recent major discoveries on the Norwegian…

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OTC Asia to be launched in 2014 in Kuala Lumpur

Posted on 07 June 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Asia will kick off 10-12 March 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will be a biennial event going forward…

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Maersk orders ultra-harsh jackup for drilling in North Sea

Posted on 01 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has ordered a new ultra-harsh, high-specification jackup at Keppel FELS in Singapore backed by a four-year contract with Statoil…

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API to stop sending standards through ISO process

Posted on 25 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

In the early 1990s, the API and many of its members adopted the mantra of “Do it once, do it right, do it globally,” with the goal of …

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Salazar directs MWCC to deploy capping stack for exercise in GOM

Posted on 24 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has charged the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) with conducting a live drill this summer to deploy critical…

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