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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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Technology entrepreneurship redefining global energy game

Posted on 23 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The ongoing technology boom that is reshaping the oil and gas industry and providing access to resources once deemed unattainable is also redefining the…

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DOE to fund research projects on ultra-deepwater drilling

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 13 projects focused on ultra-deepwater environments for development…

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Anadarko encounters natural gas; Golfinho area estimated to hold 13 to 45 Tcf of gas

Posted on 15 May 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Anadarko Petroleum’s Golfinho exploration well recently discovered a new, major natural gas accumulation nearly…

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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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