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Riser failure study IDs well control weak links

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

A rig is drilling in heavy seas and the station-keeping system fails. The rig starts to drift. The riser emergency disconnect sequence is initiated, but due to a malfunction…

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Real-time mapping keeps well in reservoir

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, March/April, The Offshore Frontier

An operator planned to drill a horizontal production well in a field offshore Brazil where surface seismic reflection data indicated the target sand reservoirs…

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Perspectives: Gregers Kudsk, Maersk Drilling – Industry’s joint efforts lead to advances in technology

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Drilling Rigs & Automation, March/April, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

At the forefront of advances in offshore drilling technologies, Gregers Kudsk, vice president and senior technical advisor for Maersk Drilling, pursues ideas from the beginning, even when the majority of people have yet to come on board. In the early stages of his career, he found himself working on technologies that would lead to improved rig efficiency and automation at a time when resources and knowledge were limited…

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Marine Spill Response Corp completes Gulf of Mexico expansion program

Posted on 02 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Marine Spill Response Corp has completed its Gulf of Mexico program to respond to an oil spill incident…

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Seadrill orders two new ultra-deepwater drillships for delivery in 2014

Posted on 27 February 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Samsung Heavy Industries will build two new ultra-deepwater drillships for Seadrill under turnkey contracts…

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Statoil’s Zafarani exploration well a success in East Africa

Posted on 24 February 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has encountered indications of natural gas in the Zafarani exploration well…

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Case studies: Mitigating drilling hazards offshore Mexico, optimizing well architecture offshore California

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Weatherford International recently deployed its Total Depth well construction approach to deliver fit-for-purpose plans…

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OTC to recognize Burkhardt, Perdido with 2012 Distinguished Achievement awards

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Offshore Technology Conference will present its 2012 Distinguished Achievement awards on 29 April to…

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MPD system facilitates top-hole drilling offshore Brazil

Posted on 31 January 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

AGR has completed its first Brazilian operation using the EC-Drill system, a managed pressure drilling technology based on the RMR system and…

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MECO delivers water purification system for arctic conditions

Posted on 26 January 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

MECO has shipped a reverse osmosis plant system for drinking and process water purification to a major oil and gas company operating in the extreme Arctic…

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