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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 News, The Efficient Rig, 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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Xtreme Drilling introduces 23,500-ft capable land coiled-tubing well intervention unit

Posted on 09 January 2012 in Completing the Well, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services has unveiled the XSR200, a land coiled-tubing well intervention unit…

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KCA DEUTAG to deploy highly automated T-700 for NAM in Holland

Posted on 06 January 2012 in News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

KCA DEUTAG recently commissioned its new highly automated, small-footprint T-700 Heavy Land Rig (HLR)…

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Petrofac begins water safety and survival training at NASA facility

Posted on 05 January 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

From outer space to offshore drilling rigs, workers in both industries are sharing common ground at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston…

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US operators targeting liquids-rich Utica shale play

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

While the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale plays continue to be the focus of US onshore drilling, the industry is also making moves into a new play that could…

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Well intervention simulator tops off Shell’s new advanced well control course

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News

Shell is raising its well control standards and hopes to be an example for the industry to follow. Last week, the…

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En route to ‘goal zero,’ Sharpe believes well intervention simulator will help Shell reach higher level of competence

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News

The industry strives to better its safety performance and to eliminate HSE incidents. Statistics are promising and…

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Proposed JIP aims to define next generation of MWD directional tools in well-placement applications

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Directional MWD tools have seen few major improvements in the last 35 years, but a proposed Drilling Engineering…

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