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Petrobras completes appraisal well in Barra

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has finished drilling the first appraisal well in the Appraisal Plan Area following the Barra discovery in the deep waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin…

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BSEE releases final offshore drilling safety rule

Posted on 16 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a final offshore drilling safety rule on 15 August…

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NTL clarifies preparation of oil spill response plans to improve review process

Posted on 13 August 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

In an effort to provide greater clarity and consistency, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a…

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Petrobras signs contracts for 9 drillships, final phase in Sete Brasil’s 21-rig order

Posted on 13 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has signed contracts with Sete Brasil, Odebrecht and Etesco to charter and operate nine drillships…

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Aluminum alloy drill pipe helps navigate complex well offshore Brunei

Posted on 13 August 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Alcoa Oil & Gas has deployed 1,800 meters (5,905 ft) of aluminum alloy drill pipe (AADP) in the Iron Duke Well C

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BP to establish $100 million center to research advanced materials

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

BP will establish a $100 million international research center, known as the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials, or BP-ICAM…

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Exclusive video: Honghua Group taps shale gas, offshore rig markets

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

DC editor and publisher Mike Killalea visited the headquarters of Honghua Group in Chengdu, China…

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Baker Hughes expands line of environmentally responsible fluids solutions

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

SmartCare, Baker Hughes’ line of environmentally responsible solutions, now includes drilling and…

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Petrobras signs 15-year contracts for 12 rigs for pre-salt

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has signed chartering and operation contracts with Sete Brasil, Queiroz Galvão, Petroserv, Odebrecht, Odfjell and Seadrill for…

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Keppel to build 5 more DSS 38E semis for Sete Brasil

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiary Fernvale, has secured contracts with Sete Brasil Participações SA…

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