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Seadrill secures contracts for multiple jackups

Posted on 02 April 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has secured new contracts for the jackups West Tucana, West Telesto, West Ariel and West Prospero. Additionally, the contract for the West Mischief has been extended…

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Maersk Drilling takes delivery of Maersk Intrepid jackup

Posted on 01 April 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. Maersk Intrepid will start its…

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Husky Energy delivers production at Liwan Gas Project in South China Sea

Posted on 31 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Husky Energy and CNOOC have commenced first production at the Liwan Gas Project in the South China Sea. Located approximately 300 km southeast of the Hong Kong Special…

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Petrobras cites 4 pillars for drilling contractors in offshore well construction

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

In the next four years, Petrobras will invest approximately $79 billion in well construction, which accounts for 36% of Petrobras’ total investments, an executive with Petrobras…

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Video: ‘Drillers Knowledge Book’ a practical guide to avoiding drilling problems

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos

The book, being published by IADC later this year, covers all aspects of drilling, including well design and construction, hydraulic optimization, and much more…

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Video: Integrated team tackles construction of 7 drillships in Brazilian shipyard

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

OdfjellGalvão, Petrobras and Seadrill are each working with Sete Brasil to monitor the construction of seven drillships that are part of a project to build 29 ultra-deepwater…

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Brazilian regulator ANP developing rules for well design, BOP reliability

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Since 2010, ANP, the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, has completed more than 200 audits on offshore and onshore oil and gas fields and onshore…

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Petrobras study: No correlation between time to install BOP and water depth

Posted on 26 March 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Petrobras concluded a 7.5-year study in May 2013 on subsea BOP installations in ultra-deepwaters to determine if a correlation existed between time to install a subsea BOP…

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Petrobras develops web-based software to sort, filter rig information, KPIs

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

To integrate key information about its growing number of rigs into one database, Petrobras has created a web-based software to sort and filter rig specification and safety…

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Video: Noble PATH program defines job competencies, career paths

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

In October 2013, Noble rolled out PATH, a “promotion and advancement through hard work” program that is designed to measure, optimize and demonstrate the competency…

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