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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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Onshore MPD system enables lower mud weights for challenging wells

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, May/June, Onshore Advances

In the development of onshore gas fields, Shell has encountered margins in which the difference between dynamic equivalent circulating density (ECD) and static…

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Reentry campaign gives first-round subsea fields second chance to produce

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, May/June

A large number of subsea production wells have been drilled, but to date, there has been limited industry experience of redrilling subsea wells even though redrills have…

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Perspectives: Goran Andersson, Chevron: Experiential training is the way forward

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, May/June, Videos

As a new generation enters the industry work force, Chevron’s Goran Andersson strongly believes…

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Stable market pushes Asia Pacific rig demand

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Global and Regional Markets, May/June

Asia Pacific is a dynamic yet relatively stable drilling market, having successfully weathered the impact of negative global economic pressures since the 2008 credit crunch…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Departments, May/June

Brian Maness, Diamond Offshore Drilling, and Goran Andersson, Chevron, were honored on 7 March…

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Drilling optimization culture built on real-time data, communication

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

In recent years, deepwater drilling operations have become more challenging, with new exploratory frontiers and the rise of rig rates demanding first-class drilling…

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HSE&T Corner: Security programs must incorporate terrorism prevention, crisis management

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

History has shown we cannot prevent terrorist acts from occurring. However, we can minimize the destruction…

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Wirelines

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Industry urges suspension of National Ocean Policy. IADC, NOIA and IPAA are urging the National Ocean Council (NOC)…

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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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