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Keppel to build 5 more DSS 38E semis for Sete Brasil

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiary Fernvale, has secured contracts with Sete Brasil Participações SA…

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Eni expands West Africa acreage with Liberian acquisitions

Posted on 09 August 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has entered the Liberian market with the acquisition of three offshore exploration blocks, the company announced last week…

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Eni makes new discovery in Mozambique

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

Eni has made a new giant natural gas discovery in the eastern part of Area 4, offshore Mozambique, at the Mamba North East 2 exploration prospect…

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Federal mapping tool for emergency responders expanded to Arctic

Posted on 31 July 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

A new federal interactive online mapping tool used by emergency responders during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…

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BSEE successfully completes deepwater well containment exercise in the Gulf

Posted on 31 July 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has successfully completed the first full-scale deployment of…

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Crane standards, inspections on BSEE, Coast Guard agendas

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) may seek updated standards regarding offshore pedestal-mounted cranes…

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Seadrill secures $4 billion commitment on three ultra-deepwater units

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has received a commitment from a major oil company for contracts on ultra-deepwater newbuild…

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IADC and allies applaud US House’s effort to improve OCS leasing plan through HR 6082

Posted on 25 July 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier

HR 6082 proposes significant improvements to the Obama Administration’s final Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas…

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OCS safe lifting group: New incident-reporting format to aid analysis

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

The overall number of incidents and injuries on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in 2011 associated with lifting has remained fairly flat compared with 2010 data…

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Dual-gradient system evaluation highlights key high-risk issues

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

This article provides an overview of the studied DGD system and equipment, as well as a hazard identification and risk assessment methodology…

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