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Ensco orders its eighth Samsung DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 10 June 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth…

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Unconventionals lead the way for drilling automation, but business model defines uptake

Posted on 07 June 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Industry’s ongoing efforts to bring automation to the drilling sector will progress over time as a “natural alignment”…

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Exclusive video: Compact top drive, casing drive system built for mobility

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Julio Quintana, president and CEO for Tesco, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott…

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Exclusive video: IADC’s International Standards Activities report details regulations affecting offshore drilling

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Alan Spackman, IADC vice president – offshore division, speaks with Amy Rose, IADC director – external relations…

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Rig briefs: KCA DEUTAG awarded contract worth up to $2.2 billion; Keppel delivers Super A Class jackup

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

KCA DEUTAG has been awarded a contract with Statoil for the management, operation and maintenance of two…

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BSEE to establish Ocean Energy Safety Institute for collaborative research, shared learning

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will establish an independent Ocean Energy…

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DC-sponsored LAGCOE 2013 technical program available online

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The LAGCOE 2013 program schedule, sponsored by Drilling Contractor, is now available online. The event will be held 22-24…

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Statoil discovers oil in Grane field in the North Sea

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and its partners are in the process of concluding drilling operations in exploration well 25/11-27 in the Grane Unit…

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BP to add $1 billion investment, two rigs to Alaska North Slope

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

BP is planning to add US $1 billion in new investment and two drilling rigs to its Alaska North Slope fields over the next five years…

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Noble Energy confirms Karish discovery in Levant Basin offshore Israel

Posted on 31 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Energy has discovered natural gas at the Karish prospect offshore Israel. The discovery well was drilled to a total depth…

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