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Exclusive video: 25 years of ‘doing what’s right for the rig’

Posted on 11 November 2009 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC celebrated president Dr Lee Hunt’s 25th anniversary with the association with a special video presentation at the 2009 IADC Annual General Meeting…

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Staying in balance is key to Anadarko model

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Steve Bosworth, Anadarko vice president worldwide drilling, gave thanks to the drilling contractors that were willing to work with his company on contract…

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ODS-Petrodata forecast: No balanced market in sight for jackups

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

From the perspective of Tom Kellock, head of consulting and research for ODS-Petrodata, the outlook for the worldwide jackup market is far from rosy…

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Four receive Exemplary Service Awards at IADC Annual General Meeting

Posted on 11 November 2009 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt presented Exemplary Service Awards to four distinguished industry veterans at the IADC Annual General Meeting, 8-10 November…

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Oman KCA DEUTAG celebrates safety milestone

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

Oman KCA DEUTAG reached a major milestone in its 46-year history in October this year: For the first time, the company has completed one year without…

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People & Company News

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Departments, News

Ensco International has approved a plan to change the company’s legal domicile from Delaware to the UK, where the corporate headquarters would be relocated…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Anadarko Petroleum has announced another successful appraisal well in the West Cape Three Points Block offshore Ghana. The Mahogany-4 well, the eastern-most…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, November/December

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt (right) presents a commemorative gift to Jens Hoffmark, Maersk Drilling USA vice president business development, at a meeting of the…

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Wirelines

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) has formally replied to European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalg’s invitation for input on…

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IMO MODU Code update nears completion, formal adoption; IADC set to provide companion document in early 2010

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December, The Efficient Rig

After a nearly five-year effort, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is expected to adopt an updated version of the IMO MODU Code next month…

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