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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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North Sea horizontal wells employs open-hole, multi-stage fracturing system

Posted on 18 January 2012 in Completing the Well, News, The Offshore Frontier

Wintershall recently drilled and completed a multi-fractured horizontal well in the North Sea using an open-hole…

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Norwegian minister: Climate change, greater access, Russia driving Arctic development

Posted on 12 January 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Arctic could hold the answer to energy security and independence as the world continues to need fossil fuels…

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Keppel AmFELS to build new semi from existing hull for Diamond Offshore

Posted on 11 January 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Diamond Offshore has contracted Keppel AmFELS to construct and upgrade a moored semisubmersible…

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Woodside pushes total section depth to 6,250 ft using RMR, casing while drilling

Posted on 10 January 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Woodside Petroleum reached a total section depth of 6,250 ft on an exploration well in Western Australia with the help…

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