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Opus Offshore selects DTI motion compensation for second set of Chinese drillships

Posted on 12 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling Technological Innovations (DTI) has been awarded a contract to provide motion compensation packages for the Tiger III and Tiger IV drillships…

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Seadrill secures contract for ultra-deepwater drillship in Nigeria

Posted on 11 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill Ltd, in cooperation with Field Offshore Design Engineering Nigeria Ltd, has secured a contract with Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd, an ExxonMobil…

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Maersk Drilling adds second XLE jackup rig to fleet

Posted on 08 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its second ultra-harsh environment jackup, XLE-2, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore on time. The rig will start its mobilization…

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Petrobras begins drilling first exploration well in Libra consortium

Posted on 07 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has started drilling the first exploration well in the Libra area. Schahin’s Cerrado drillship is drilling the well, known as 3-RJS-731. This is the first of two wells planned for the first phase…

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Real-time helideck monitoring aids operational planning, safety on Ocean Guardian

Posted on 01 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Fugro has developed and delivered a new fully integrated helideck monitoring system to Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Guardian in the North Sea. Severe…

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Eni discovers gas and condensates offshore Gabon

Posted on 31 July 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has made a gas and condensates discovery in the Nyonie Deep exploration prospect in block D4, approximately 13 km offshore Gabon and 50 km from the capital city Libreville…

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Blue Ocean Technologies: Subsea well intervention completed in 6,700 ft without riser

Posted on 31 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Blue Ocean Technologies has set multiple records in subsea well intervention by intervening in, and subsequently plugging and abandoning, a production gas…

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Data pods provide BOP, riser info from two Barents Sea wells

Posted on 30 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Fugro has delivered a motion dataset from the BOP stack and lower riser of two deepwater wells in the Barents Sea using its DeepData pods. The DeepData pods…

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Modular offshore rig design reduces deployment costs

Posted on 28 July 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

William Jacob Management (WJM) has introduced an offshore rig design that reduces deployment costs and improves speed-to-market for upstream operations. The 3,000-hp…

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Statoil resumes production on Njord A platform

Posted on 23 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea, after a major reinforcement of the platform structure. Production had been shut down…

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