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North Sea discoveries: UK’s Tybalt, Catcher, Norway’s Draupne, Beta among hot prizes

Posted on 12 July 2010 in Global and Regional Markets, July/August

These are tough times for the North Sea. Even though oil prices are reasonably buoyant, the situation for natural gas is less positive. Coupled with multiple impacts from the…

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Maersk: Helping operators get the max out of modern rig fleet to be focus in 2010

Posted on 12 July 2010 in Features, Global and Regional Markets, July/August

Providing another take on the Norwegian drilling market is Martin Fruergaard, Maersk Drilling vice president and chief commercial officer. He believes that the drilling market in Norway has seen only a limited…

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Seadrill: With Statoil active again, Norwegian market looking up for 2010

Posted on 12 July 2010 in Features, Global and Regional Markets, July/August

In the Norwegian segment of the European drilling market, Statoil is a true giant. If it stamps one foot, the whole region will shake and tumble. In late 2008, when recession hit the global economy…

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Interview with Tony Marszalek, president of Schlumberger Italiana, at IADC World Drilling 2010 in Budapest

Posted on 18 June 2010 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, Videos

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Asia Pacific jackup, tender markets on the mend: Activities picking up, but no boom yet

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June

Like most of the rest of the world, the Asia Pacific drilling market has had it rough since the global recession began. Discretionary expenditures at many oil companies were hammered, leading to the cancellation or delay of many…

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US Shales: 6,000 Tcf from Sea to Shining Sea Building a boom on $3.75 gas

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Features, May/June, Onshore Advances

It’s being called everything from a game changer to the new gold rush. Armed with new technologies for tapping unconventional resources, energy companies are pushing the envelope to chase plentiful and increasingly recoverable…

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70th Anniversary Retrospective

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

IADC celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2010. In recognition of this milestone, and in anticipation of the decades ahead, DC is publishing retrospectives from issues of decades past…

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Generations: Past & Future Leaders

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

IADC is celebrating its 70th anniversary by comparing and contrasting the perspectives of industry veterans with the newer professionals who are transitioning into the industry’s hierarchy…

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From the President: Dr Lee Hunt

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

To the surprise of the US offshore drilling industry, the Obama administration announced that it will potentially open areas in the mid- and south Atlantic, eastern Gulf of Mexico and parts of Alaska to offshore drilling…

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Abrasive formations, shale wells drive new bit designs for hard-rock, high-temperature drilling

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

With the growth of the North American shale plays, it’s not surprising that bit companies are aggressively working to meet the challenges of drilling in the these plays, with new designs or…

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