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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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

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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Annual General Meeting Special: Government affairs, operations push forward around the globe

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

Throughout 2009, IADC has continued to work closely with other industry organizations to press for a wider and more flexible five-year Outer Continental Shelf…

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25 years of ‘doing what is right for the rig’: IADC president leads association into new era

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

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt is observing 25 years with the association, 19 of which he has served as president. He met recently with Mike Killalea, IADC group vice president and publisher…

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From the chairman: It’s time to push forward on environmental performance; benchmarking will be 1st step

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

As 2009 chairman of IADC, the time is approaching when I begin to take stock of the year that has almost passed. While it is premature to write a close-out report…

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Web-, computer-based well control program provides cost-driven, self-paced training

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, November/December

As we address the uncertainties of future activities in the oil and gas industry, the constant remains with the need to drive down lifting costs for operators…

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Modified BIBO, LOT applied to trip out from deep HPHT well with simultaneous loss, ballooning

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

The leak off test (LOT) and barrel in – barrel out (BIBO) procedures were modified and applied successfully to trip a very deep high-pressure, high-temperature…

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