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Seadrill orders two new ultra-deepwater drillships for delivery in 2014

Posted on 27 February 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Samsung Heavy Industries will build two new ultra-deepwater drillships for Seadrill under turnkey contracts…

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Statoil’s Zafarani exploration well a success in East Africa

Posted on 24 February 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has encountered indications of natural gas in the Zafarani exploration well…

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Robertson: Let’s engage young professionals through 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Posted on 23 February 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Thriving in change is the theme of the first day’s plenary, where panelists will discuss how industry can adapt and…

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Drilling Conference presentation to discuss findings from IADC shale drilling workshop

Posted on 23 February 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

The industry should be more community-minded and engage in more open dialogue with the public when it comes to…

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White Star demonstrates quadraplex mud pump built with clean-sheet design

Posted on 23 February 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Drilling Contractor visited the manufacturing facility of White Star Pump Company in Waller, Texas, on 17 February…

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Effective security plan protects assets, manages risks

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

A well-planned security program can protect companies from piracy and terrorism, and the oil and gas industry must be prepared…

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Case studies: Mitigating drilling hazards offshore Mexico, optimizing well architecture offshore California

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Weatherford International recently deployed its Total Depth well construction approach to deliver fit-for-purpose plans…

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OTC to recognize Burkhardt, Perdido with 2012 Distinguished Achievement awards

Posted on 23 February 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

The Offshore Technology Conference will present its 2012 Distinguished Achievement awards on 29 April to…

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Colville to succeed Hunt as IADC president

Posted on 21 February 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Stephen A Colville has been appointed president of IADC, effective 1 March, following the retirement at the end of this month of Dr Lee Hunt…

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New wells push boundaries of Bivins Ranch area in Whittenburg Basin for Apache

Posted on 16 February 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Apache Corp has completed five of six initial vertical tests as oil producers in the Whittenburg Basin play…

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