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Shell discovers gas in pre-salt reservoir offshore Gabon

Posted on 22 October 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Shell announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 m net gas pay…

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Statoil proves new oil resources near Grane field in North Sea

Posted on 22 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Well 25/8-18 S, drilled by the rig Transocean Leader, proved an oil column of 25 m in the Heimdal Formation. The estimated volume of the discovery…

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IADC Cybersecurity Task Group to provide industry guidance to assess risks

Posted on 21 October 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The oil and gas industry is not immune to cybersecurity threats, from computer viruses and malware to targeted attacks. The IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee…

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Check-6 launches RIGOR digital checklist and compliance system

Posted on 21 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Check-6 has launched RIGOR, a checklist-based mobile app to help simplify complex procedures and mitigate human error on the rig. Taking lessons from the aviation industry…

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Video: Next IADC Land Contract update to start in 2016

Posted on 21 October 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The latest version of the IADC Land Contract was released in November 2013. Various incidents, including Macondo, delayed the release. “It’s an industry contract…

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Video: Companies prepare for EU Offshore Safety Directive compliance

Posted on 21 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Earlier this year, Sir Ian Wood released a report on maximizing recovery from the UK Continental Shelf and recommended a new independent regulator to focus more on licensing…

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Ocean Rig awarded extensions for ultra-deepwater drillships in Brazil

Posted on 20 October 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Ocean Rig has been awarded extensions for its two ultra-deepwater drillships, the Ocean Rig Corcovado and the Ocean Rig Mykonos by Petrobras for drilling offshore Brazil…

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Eni signs two PSCs for offshore exploration in Vietnam

Posted on 15 October 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has signed two production-sharing contracts (PSCs) with Petrovietnam for the exploration of blocks 116 and 124, located off the coast of Vietnam…

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OneSubsea awarded contract for PEMEX Lakach deepwater development

Posted on 13 October 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, has been awarded a subsea production systems contract totaling more than $270 million for the Lakach deepwater project…

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Shell starts oil production from Gumusut-Kakap deepwater platform in Malaysia

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

Shell has started oil production from the Gumusut-Kakap floating platform off the coast of Malaysia, the latest in a series of Shell deepwater projects…

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