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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, May/June

Anticipating international growth, Abbot names new CEO Holger Temmen has been named chief executive officer of Abbot Group and the KCA DEUTAG group of companies. This is a new position created in anticipation of international growth and follows the takeover of Abbot Group by US private equity firm First Reserve in March. Alasdair Locke remains […]

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CNPC tours Diamond Offshore training facility

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Representatives from China National Petroleum Offshore Engineering (CNPOE), a subgroup of China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), received a tour and demonstrations of state-of-the-art training equipment and simulators at Diamond Offshore’s Houston training facility in late March. A.J. Guiteau, corporate manager of training and development for Diamond, first led a discussion of the company’s training initiatives, […]

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D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Microsites

FMC Technologies’ Enhanced Vertical Deepwater Tree (EVDT) is a slimbore subsea completion system designed to provide large-bore system capabilities. It can accommodate 7-in. tubing completions and pressures up to 15,000 psi within a 13 5/8-in. BOP stack. Among other features, it allows ultra-deepwater completions to be performed from a small drilling rig containing the surface […]

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D&C News

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, May/June, News

StatoilHydro awards 5-year contract to Aker Drilling rig StatoilHydro has awarded a five-year contract to Aker Drilling’s Aker Spitsbergen for drilling operations in the Norwegian Sea. The contract was originally awarded in December 2006, but StatoilHydro has had until now to decide the length of the fixed part of the contract, beyond a minimum period […]

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A New ‘Golden Age’ for R&D

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

By Mike Killalea, editor & publisher Back in the day, as a wet-between-the-ears engineer clutching a freshly minted diploma, I joined the illustrious deep-think research arm of a major oil company, my entrée into the oil patch. Fascinating work, but, compared to my brilliant fellows, I was something of a dim bulb. I concluded I […]

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News Cuttings

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, Microsites, News

KCA DEUTAG director Claus Chur named Contractor of the Year IADC has named Claus Chur, KCA DEUTAG director technical services, as the 2008 IADC Contractor of the Year. “I am deeply honored to be selected as the 2008 IADC Contractor of the Year,” Mr Chur said in accepting the award. “I am particularly proud of […]

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Wirelines

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, News

Indonesia tax scheme raises concern IADC has written the Indonesian director general of tax to urge the consistent application of Indonesia’s “deemed profits” regime for offshore drilling contractors. Over many years, IADC has worked with the Indonesian government to establish a reliable taxation system for its members operating in Indonesia. As recently as 2005, an […]

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Responsibility, not regulations, will guide industry to enhanced HSE performance

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

By Magne Ognedal, director-general, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) The solution to problems in the petroleum industry is not new regulations but enhancing the responsibility of the players. That view underpins Norway’s regulatory approach to offshore health, safety and the environment. It also means that a fundamental understanding of the factors that influence risk, including […]

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Drilling Engineering Assocation opens opportunities to take part in cutting-edge technology research

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

Continuing research efforts into technologies that can help the industry drill increasingly difficult wells, the Drilling Engineering Association held its first quarter 2008 meeting on 27 March in Houston. DEA provides opportunities for researchers to present their ideas and work to the drilling industry. In turn, operators, contractors and service companies get the chance to […]

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Odfjell Drilling pursues responsible, green rigs with integrated operations, onshore support

Posted on 07 October 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, September/October

It cannot be denied that drilling contractors are involved in an extractive industry where it is not possible to put back what has been taken out…

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