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Rowan secures new jackup contracts, extensions

Posted on 05 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Rowan Companies’ Joe Douglas, a LeTourneau Technologies 240-C Class jackup, has been awarded a one-well contract with Fieldwood in the Gulf of Mexico for…

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IADC archives Oil Spill Commission website

Posted on 05 January 2015 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC has created an online repository of materials generated as a result of the National Oil Spill Commission’s investigation into the Macondo event…

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TOTAL begins drilling deepwater Egina project in Nigeria

Posted on 05 January 2015 in Completing the Well, News, The Offshore Frontier

An intensive drilling program is under way on the Egina project in Nigeria, TOTAL announced. Two rigs will be kept busy for a total of 3,000 days, drilling 44 wells in water depths ranging between 1,400-1,700 m.

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Seadrill purchases ultra-deepwater drillship West Polaris

Posted on 02 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has exercised a purchase option for the West Polaris, a sixth-generation ultra-deepwater drillship, from Ship Finance International Limited. The West Polaris was…

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Freeport-McMoRan performs successful production test at Highlander discovery

Posted on 02 January 2015 in News, Onshore Advances

Freeport-McMoRan has announced a successful production test from the Highlander discovery, located onshore in South Louisiana in the Inboard Lower Tertiary/Cretaceous trend…

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BP, SOCAR to explore shallow water Absheron Peninsula

Posted on 22 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP and SOCAR signed signed a new production sharing agreement (PSA) to jointly explore for and develop potential prospects in the shallow water area around the Absheron Peninsula…

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Saudi Aramco: Four factors for a sustainable drilling business

Posted on 17 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Despite the modest growth in demand and drop in oil prices today, the long-term outlook for industry is healthy. “Our industry will need to add around 40 million bbl per day for new capacity…

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Ensco development program produces driller in 3 years

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Ensco’s Accelerated Development Program (ADP) takes a “green” individual and, within a three-year period, trains them to become a driller. In response to personnel shortages in various areas, including drilling…

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Saudi Aramco: ‘Industry cannot afford to lose talent when the economy is down’

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Industry is facing a human resources challenge in two areas: the ageing workforce and the shortage of skills, Mohammed Al Sellemi…

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Nanotechnology has potential to improve tool performance in extreme environments

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

In terms of temperature stability and corrosion, tools have limitations, especially in extremely challenging drilling environments. Jothibasu Ramasamy…

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