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Fit-for-purpose designs, technologies drive sustainable growth in Asia Pacific

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

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion, and energy demand is expected to double. Industry leaders agree that, in order to safely deliver…

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Shell starts up Cardamom development in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 08 September 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Production is now underway from the Cardamom development, the second major deepwater facility Shell has brought online in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) this year…

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Statoil farms into acreage offshore Colombia

Posted on 05 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has signed farm-in agreements with Repsol, acquiring a 10% equity share in the Tayrona license and a 20% equity share in the Guajira Offshore 1 license, both offshore Colombia…

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Study: How effective are software testing methods on MOUs?

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

Mobile offshore units (MOUs) are constructed using a component-based approach. This reduces the price to the vessel owner but obscures the quality status…

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Industry in search of better system to manage pollution compensation

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, September/October

The fallout from major pollution incidents is well known: huge volumes of claims, fights over cleanup methods, political recriminations, finger pointing…

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Industry eager for repeat of Brazil pre-salt boom offshore Angola

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Angola’s very first oil event dates back to the late 1700s when the Portuguese colonialists discovered oil seeps and asphalt deposits at Libongos near Caxito…

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From the President/CEO: People at the heart of IADC initiatives to catalyze improved drilling performance

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Momentum is building in the drilling industry around human factors. There is increasing recognition by operators and drilling contractors…

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Wirelines

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will develop new standards for offshore containers…

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SysML helps untangle software automation requirements on jackup

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

“Is the automation really making us safer?” If no one knows or can precisely describe what the automation is supposed to do…

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Solids control seeks balance of size, capacity

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The technologies that are taking hydrocarbon recovery into new frontiers are rippling through the industry, surface to downhole. When it comes to solids control, effects are being felt from faster, more efficient rigs; intense, pad drilling campaigns; improved fluid designs; and dual-gradient drilling…

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