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Tax systems can tip the scales on brownfields

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

Critical D&C issues with Nick Walker, Talisman Energy. There are a number of issues. We are, I hope, progressing out of recession. Oil prices have recovered somewhat, but gas prices still haven’t, and I think the latter will stay low in Europe…

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Top drives key to better jackup performance

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Matt Ralls is president and CEO of Rowan Companies. He is also the 2010 IADC vice chairman. What do you see as some of the most critical technology challenges facing the drilling and completion industry today? Rowan is a jackup and…

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ENSCO 8502 on target for on-time, on-budget delivery

Posted on 08 December 2009 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Keppel FELS Ltd is on track to deliver ENSCO 8502, the third of seven ENSCO 8500 Series semisubmersible drilling rigs it will build for Ensco…

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Lower Tertiary seismic survey kicks off in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 08 December 2009 in News, The Offshore Frontier

WesternGeco has begun acquisition of the E-Octopus VII survey. Located in the Walker Ridge and Keathley Canyon areas of the US central Gulf of Mexico…

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Innovative logging technique boosts productivity for Chevron Thailand

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Under rig floor logging (URFL) is a technique pioneered by Chevron Thailand that has improved drilling efficiency…

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Exclusive video: Results of audience surveys at Completions Conference

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Completing the Well, News, The Offshore Frontier

Results of audience surveys at the 2009 IADC Completions Conference held some surprising results…

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WellCAP plays key role in fast-paced Thailand drilling operations

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

WellCAP’s built-in flexibility plays a key role in the safe execution of one of the fastest-paced drilling operations…

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Scorpion’s Offshore Courageous named Shell’s Jackup Rig of the Year

Posted on 24 November 2009 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Scorpion Offshore announced that its Offshore Courageous rig has been named Shell International E&P’s Jackup…

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Transocean’s Discoverer Americas commences GOM operations

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Transocean announced this week that its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Americas has commenced operations in the US Gulf of Mexico…

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BP confirms western extension of Kaskida field

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP announced that an appraisal well to test a western extension of the Kaskida field has confirmed oil in Lower Tertiary reservoirs five miles west of the Kaskida…

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