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Petrobras well data shows large oil potential in Santos Basin pre-salt block

Posted on 03 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has completed drilling well 4-SPS-86B, known as Carcará, in block BM-S-8…

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IPTC 2013 to feature CEO talks, address global energy demand

Posted on 02 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The 6th annual International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), a multidisciplinary technical event hosted by China National Petroleum Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp…

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BP begins production from Skarv field, Norway

Posted on 02 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP and partners started production from the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea on 31 December 2012. The Skarv field is approximately 210 km west of the Norwegian coast…

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Glenda Wylie, Halliburton: Passion for solving challenges driven by love of science

Posted on 20 December 2012 in 2012, Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, November/December, Recent Drilling News, Videos

At the age of four, Glenda Wylie, now director of global technical marketing for Halliburton, was given three acres of land by her family on their farm in Missouri to do with as she pleased…

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Hess makes Pecan-1 discovery offshore Ghana

Posted on 19 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Hess Corp has made a discovery in the Pecan-1 exploration well. Located in the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points license offshore Ghana…

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ExxonMobil inks deal to begin exploration offshore South Africa

Posted on 18 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production South Africa will soon begin exploration activities offshore South Africa…

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Statoil looks to permanent reservoir monitoring tools to increase oil recovery

Posted on 17 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and partners have determined that using permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) seismic tools…

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Independence Drilling showcases dual-fuel rig with integrated walking system

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Independence Contract Drilling introduced its newest-design 1,500-hp ShaleDriller Rig 201 in Houston on 7 December…

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H&P delivers reliability, safety with computerized rig maintenance systems

Posted on 13 December 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig

Increasingly complex drilling conditions and advanced well designs that are extending measured depths…

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Workforce nationalization: Companies take pride in strong recruiting, retention practices

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Nationalization of the work force, a practice the oil and gas industry has engaged in for decades…

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