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Revitalized IADC Southeast Asia Chapter unites companies to address regional issues

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The IADC Southeast Asia Chapter hosted its first meeting on 24 August after being dormant for more than five years. The need to address regional issues as a cohesive group…

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Climate, environment challenge operations in Myanmar, Thailand

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

In Q1 this year, Myanmar awarded 20 offshore blocks – 10 shallow water and 10 deepwater. In Q4 last year, 16 land blocks were awarded. “Myanmar is probably one of the last frontier areas in the world with…

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Hess SmartDrill optimization process improves ERD in North Malay Basin

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Last year offshore Malaysia, Hess deployed its SmartDrill drilling optimization process for the company’s first extended-reach drilling (ERD) campaign…

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High-ROP bit development begins with understanding operator goals

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Driven by Shell’s goal to increase ROP in the Marcellus, Ulterra developed the FastBack design platform byre-evaluating the way bits are built. The platform aligns the materials, design and manufacturing process to…

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PETRONAS designs, deploys drilling fluid to reach 488°F well offshore Malaysia

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Offshore the Malaysian peninsula, PETRONAS Carigali recently deployed a fit-for-purpose, synthetic-based mud to drill an ultra-HPHT, deep gas exploration well…

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Human factors among key topics to be tackled at Drilling Systems Automation Workshop

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

Understanding of human factors is growing in importance as the drilling industry pushes forward on automation. Industry experts have recognized this…

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Fit-for-purpose designs, technologies drive sustainable growth in Asia Pacific

Posted on 08 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion, and energy demand is expected to double. Industry leaders agree that, in order to safely deliver…

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Shell starts up Cardamom development in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 08 September 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Production is now underway from the Cardamom development, the second major deepwater facility Shell has brought online in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) this year…

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Statoil farms into acreage offshore Colombia

Posted on 05 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has signed farm-in agreements with Repsol, acquiring a 10% equity share in the Tayrona license and a 20% equity share in the Guajira Offshore 1 license, both offshore Colombia…

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Study: How effective are software testing methods on MOUs?

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

Mobile offshore units (MOUs) are constructed using a component-based approach. This reduces the price to the vessel owner but obscures the quality status…

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