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Large-diameter Ball Type Safety Valves delivered for MWCC containment system

Posted on 21 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

TIW Corp has completed and delivered two large-diameter Ball Type Safety Valves to Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) for use with its expanded containment system. The class…

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First well in North Sea’s PL 507 turns up dry

Posted on 21 July 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Tullow Oil Norge, operator of the production license PL 507, did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploration well (31/10-1), which will now be plugged and abandoned…

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JIP to develop next generation of subsea production equipment

Posted on 21 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

FMC Technologies has established a joint industry program (JIP) that brings four operators – Anadarko Petroleum, BP, ConocoPhillips and Shell – together to jointly develop…

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Silica dust-prevention proppant test wells completed in Colorado

Posted on 21 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Preferred Technology, an affiliate of Preferred Sands, recently completed a series of DustPRO proppant pilot wells in Colorado. Third-party industrial hygiene results…

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Deloitte report shows a drop in North Sea deals, drilling

Posted on 18 July 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Oil and gas companies may be adopting a “wait-and-see” approach before making further investment decisions in the North Sea, according to a new report published today by…

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Noble Corp Board of Directors approves spinoff of Paragon Offshore

Posted on 16 July 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Corp has approved the spinoff of Paragon Offshore, a subsidiary of Noble, through a pro-rata distribution of an aggregate of 84,753,393 Paragon…

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Shell adds third major discovery to Norphlet play in Gulf of Mexico

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

Shell has made its third major discovery in the Norphlet play in deepwater Gulf of Mexico with the successful Rydberg exploration well. After more than 10 years of exploration…

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Occidental Petroleum names California Resources Corp leadership team

Posted on 11 July 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Occidental Petroleum Corp has announced the leadership team for its subsidiary, California Resources Corp (CRC), and named Todd A. Stevens as President and CEO and William…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Departments, July/August

KCA Deutag’s land division has been awarded a contract worth more than $90 million by Russia’s second-largest oil company, Lukoil, for the supply of two arctic cluster…

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Drilling Ahead: Want good news? Don’t read this column!

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Departments, July/August

“It’s not my job to give you good news,” declared spunky Susan Mackenzie, head of the Energy Division of the UK Health & Safety Executive. When Ms Mackenzie began…

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