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Ensuring competency: Are we teaching solutions or just answers?

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

“This guy has to pass or he can’t go back to the rig” is a blunt remark occasionally made to Glenn Potter, well control instructor with Equilibria Services, when…

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WellCAP plays key role in fast-paced Thailand drilling operations

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

WellCAP’s built-in flexibility plays a key role in the safe execution of one of the fastest-paced drilling operations…

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Atwood’s Holloway receives Exemplary Service Award

Posted on 24 November 2009 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Larry Holloway, operations manager for Atwood Offshore Drilling in Bangkok, Thailand, was the recipient of an IADC Exemplary Service Award presented…

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Scorpion’s Offshore Courageous named Shell’s Jackup Rig of the Year

Posted on 24 November 2009 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Scorpion Offshore announced that its Offshore Courageous rig has been named Shell International E&P’s Jackup…

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Transocean’s Discoverer Americas commences GOM operations

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Transocean announced this week that its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Americas has commenced operations in the US Gulf of Mexico…

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Tupi area well tests show record productivity

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras and its partners have completed two drill stem tests (DSTs) on the Iracema well (4-RJS-647 or 4-BRSA-711-RJS) in the BM-S-11 appraisal area in the…

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BP confirms western extension of Kaskida field

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP announced that an appraisal well to test a western extension of the Kaskida field has confirmed oil in Lower Tertiary reservoirs five miles west of the Kaskida…

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Devon to divest all GOM, international assets, focus on onshore North America

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Devon Energy Corp recently unveiled its plan to strategically reposition itself as a high-growth North American…

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Atwood’s VICKSBURG contract extended

Posted on 24 November 2009 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Atwood Oceanics announced that the VICKSBURG has been awarded a three-month contract extension by NuCoastal (Thailand) to continue…

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Prevention technology can help drilling, service rigs to minimize environmental footprint at the source

Posted on 15 November 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The oil and gas industry of today requires a social license to operate. As positive public perception diminishes, the industry must adapt to a higher…

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