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XACT, BP complete first deepwater deployment of SandSentry Acoustic Telemetry Network in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 22 January 2015 in News, The Offshore Frontier

XACT Downhole Telemetry, in conjunction with BP, recently completed the first operational field trial of the SandSentry Acoustic Telemetry Network in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico…

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University of Houston to lead subsea engineering research center

Posted on 21 January 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

The University of Houston (UH) will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology…

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Brakel: 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to highlight solutions to cost escalation

Posted on 21 January 2015 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

Cost reduction may be a priority for many companies now, but the industry must not overlook important opportunities for innovation and idea sharing…

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Hannon Westwood report: Activity fell in UK, flourished in Norway in 2014

Posted on 20 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

In 2014, activity levels in the UK and Norwegian sectors continued to diverge, with Norway seeing consistently high activity levels that were not replicated in the UK…

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Eni awarded three-year extension in Angola, starts production from Lucius in GOM

Posted on 19 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Eni has obtained a three-year extension to the exploration period of Block 15/06, located offshore Angola approximately 350 km northwest of Luanda and 130 km east…

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ExxonMobil begins production from Arkutun-Dagi in Sakhalin

Posted on 19 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

ExxonMobil announced that production has begun at the Sakhalin-1 project’s Arkutun-Dagi field – the last of the three fields to be developed. Peak daily production from the field is expected…

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Enhanced Drilling taking RMR to deeper waters on NCS

Posted on 14 January 2015 in News, The Offshore Frontier

A major operator has signed a four-year contract with Enhanced Drilling for its Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) and Cuttings Transportation Systems (CTS)…

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Exclusive video: Re-fracturing, rejuvenation may provide relief in current economic climate

Posted on 13 January 2015 in Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

With oil prices down, operators are actively seeking solutions to maintain or increase production at relatively low costs…

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Petrobras discovers oil accumulation in the Sergipe Basin Farfan area

Posted on 09 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras found light oil and gas in the Farfan area after drilling a well in the Sergipe Basin ultra-deep waters. The results confirm predictions made in the region…

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Eni extends contract with Ocean Rig Poseidon

Posted on 08 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Ocean Rig announced an agreement with ENI Angola, to extend the contract for the Ocean Rig Poseidon drillship for one year, until Q2 2017. As part of the contract…

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