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New rig designs emerge as industry expands offshore fleet

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The offshore rig fleet continues to expand at a brisk pace, with most drilling contractors taking a safe approach toward newbuild designs, said Tom Kellock…

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Center for Offshore Safety provides backbone to support safer practices

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Charlie Williams, executive director of the Center for Offshore Safety (COS), talks about the industry’s efforts to…

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Developing link between downhole systems, rig enables automation

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Within the last decade, technology has significantly surpassed implementation, making available new technologies that are not being readily received…

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Accelerating drilling innovation economically, sustainably calls for operator buy-in

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Any innovative technology offered by a service company or drilling contractor has the potential to be the next…

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As in all industries, those who don’t innovate will get left behind

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Our industry is an innovative one, but not across the entire spectrum, said Jan Brakel, manager for wells R&D for Shell International Exploration & Production…

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New wireline pressure-control equipment breaks barriers in HPHT well

Posted on 07 June 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) ASEP Elmar has announced the first field operation of its new high working…

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Shell CEO: Industry must do more to address public concerns with tight gas development

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The industry must do a better job of listening and responding to public and regulator concerns associated with…

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Appeals court rulings pave way for additional exploration, drilling in GOM, Arctic

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier

In what signifies a major victory for the oil and gas industry, two federal appeals courts have shot down…

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Deepwater discovery opens new play offshore Cote d’Ivoire

Posted on 07 June 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier

Tullow Oil and its partners, including Anadarko Petroleum, announced today a light-oil discovery at the Paon-1X exploration well offshore Cote d’Ivoire…

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Chesapeake anticipates drilling at least 65 wells in Hogshooter play over next few years

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Chesapeake Energy has announced a significant discovery in the Hogshooter play in the Anadarko Basin of the…

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