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Seadrill orders four new ultra-deepwater drillships for delivery in 2015

Posted on 15 July 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has entered into turnkey contracts to build four new ultra-deepwater drillships…

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Petronas extends Maersk Convincer contract to drill offshore Malaysia

Posted on 15 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has received a one-year extension for the Maersk Convincer 
jackup from Petronas Carigali, putting the rig…

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DROPS organization announces North American chapter

Posted on 12 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

The UK-based DROPS (Dropped Object Prevention Scheme) Organization has announced the formation of a North American Chapter…

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Blackford Dolphin wins North Sea contracts

Posted on 12 July 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

olphin Drilling has secured two contracts that will take its Blackford Dolphin semi into the North Sea market. The first contract with MPX North Sea will be in the UK sector…

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Drilling Ahead: Piper Alpha 25 years on

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

The Piper Alpha survivor recalled receiving a safety orientation – 10 years earlier. But not that day. Not 6 July 1988, the date of the…

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Collaboration delivers fully integrated subsea completion in Norway

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Collaboration between the operator and service company has helped ensure the successful and safe installation of the first fully integrated subsea completion in the Norwegian North Sea…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, July/August

KCA Deutag has been awarded a contract with Statoil for the management, operation and maintenance of two Category J jackups…

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Fixed cutter hybrid bit pushes performance in extreme environments

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances

Drill bit technology has advanced significantly in recent years, as designs feature improved durability to drill through a wider range of lithologies…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, July/August

Recent testing in the Texas Barnett Shale where GFS Corp installed its bi-fuel conversion EVO-SP System on drilling rig generator…

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PDC bit with conical element targets rock cutting at bore center

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Regardless of the type of well they are constructing, drillers the world over share a common goal: to drill a wellbore to target depth, safely, accurately and with maximum rate of penetration (ROP)…

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