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PETRONAS: NOCs expand globally with increasing autonomy, financial strength

Posted on 15 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC

National oil companies (NOCs) continue to assume an increasingly meaningful role in the oil and gas industry…

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Different dual-gradient methods enable drilling in deepwater, depleted reservoirs

Posted on 15 May 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

Dual-gradient technology continues to gain attention as an important solution to deepwater drilling and…

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Susan Cunningham: Confluence of people, ideas leads to innovative thinking

Posted on 15 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

As a company grows from a small organization to a relatively large one, it must contend with questions of how to keep its enterprising spirit alive…

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Exclusive video: Keystone module enables remote control of downhole tools

Posted on 15 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC

Paul Day, business development director for Weatherford, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott about the company’s Keystone module…

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50% of total production to be pre-salt by 2020, Petrobras says

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

Recounting Petrobras’ history in presalt activities so far, Carlos Tadeu da Costa Fraga, executive manager for Petrobras, shared the company’s..

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DNV: As dual gradient grows, system qualification will be needed to ensure safe operations

Posted on 15 May 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC

As industry gains experience in the deployment of dual-gradient drilling (DGD) systems on floating rigs…

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Exclusive video: IADC DGD Workshop discusses drivers, operational challenges

Posted on 15 May 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

At the 2013 IADC Dual Gradient Drilling (DGD) Workshop on 9 May in Houston, the IADC DGD Subcommittee led a workshop that…

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Statoil awards Mariner drilling services contract to Noble Corp

Posted on 14 May 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has awarded a four-year contract for drilling services on the Mariner project to Noble Corp, with an option of up to two years…

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Simplified model clarifies connection between MPD well control equipment, safety barriers

Posted on 14 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) systems are increasingly being used in formations with restricted operational pressure windows…

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Caterpillar launches bi-fuel retrofit kit for well stimulation

Posted on 13 May 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Caterpillar Global Petroleum has developed a DYNAMIC GAS BLENDING (DGB) retrofit kit for use on the CAT 3512C (HD) engine…

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