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DOE to fund research projects on ultra-deepwater drilling

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 13 projects focused on ultra-deepwater environments for development…

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Statoil awards US$5 billion-plus in NCS contracts

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Statoil has awarded contracts for drilling services on 18 fixed installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf worth a total of…

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HongHua Group introduces 6,000-hp integrated shale gas system

Posted on 21 May 2012 in News, Onshore Advances, OTC

Honghua Group introduced its 6,000-hp integrated shale gas drilling system recently at the 2012 OTC in Houston…

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Anadarko encounters natural gas; Golfinho area estimated to hold 13 to 45 Tcf of gas

Posted on 15 May 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Anadarko Petroleum’s Golfinho exploration well recently discovered a new, major natural gas accumulation nearly…

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BSEE looks to new BOP requirements, to hold forum on 22 May

Posted on 08 May 2012 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

A proposed rule for enhancing blowout preventer (BOP) requirements is one of four key next-generation…

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OTC event raises industry awareness for high school students

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, Videos OTC

Approximately 200 high school math and science students from across Texas arrived at the 2012 OTC on…

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COS forges ahead on strategic plan

Posted on 08 May 2012 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Third-party auditing and technical assistance to member companies are among several initiatives that are…

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Fit-for-purpose rigs, unconventionals drive Statoil production goals

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC

Statoil is directing its fit-for-purpose rig fleet and technology strategy to help reach a production goal of more than…

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Operational experience, contingency planning fill gaps in deepwater cementing

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Completing the Well, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Two questions need to be asked when considering cement as a primary barrier in a deepwater well: 1) Will the job be…

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From the OTC exhibit floor: Directional control system offers alternative for wellbore navigation

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos OTC

Chris Maranuk, new product launch manager for Weatherford International, talks about Weatherford’s…

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