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BSEE looks to new BOP requirements, to hold forum on 22 May

Posted on 08 May 2012 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

A proposed rule for enhancing blowout preventer (BOP) requirements is one of four key next-generation…

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COS forges ahead on strategic plan

Posted on 08 May 2012 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Third-party auditing and technical assistance to member companies are among several initiatives that are…

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Operational experience, contingency planning fill gaps in deepwater cementing

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Completing the Well, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Two questions need to be asked when considering cement as a primary barrier in a deepwater well: 1) Will the job be…

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Reliability-centered maintenance program reduces downtime, results in 63% ROI

Posted on 07 May 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Although a combination of people, processes and assets has driven significant strides in safety in the industry, efforts…

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Panel: Companies look to creative solutions to meet labor needs in deepwater

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

Employing a fresh pool of talented people to meet the industry’s increasing labor demands is part of industry’s…

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Deepwater demands require upgrade in surface, downhole technologies alongside industry collaboration

Posted on 25 April 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Deepwater drilling in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is pushing limits with depths around 34,000 ft…

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Navigating safe waters

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Features, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Booming markets in West Africa, Brazil and areas of Asia Pacific are putting a bullish spin on the overall offshore outlook, with rising utilization and dayrates in all sectors, including shallow- and mid-water, deepwater and ultra-deepwater…

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Global deepwater exploration sustains strong rig activity

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Features, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

Two years have passed since the twin Montara and Macondo blowouts. While Macondo obviously disrupted US Gulf of Mexico drilling in all water depths, deepwater exploration and rig activity remained robust elsewhere…

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Program chairman Joseph Reilly: Operation integrity is big theme at 2012 OTC

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling Contractor recently spoke with ExxonMobil Upstream Research’s Joseph Reilly, who is program chairman…

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Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee to hold public meeting

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee (OESC) will hold its fourth public meeting next Thursday on 26 April…

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