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US unconventionals at center of Statoil’s E&P strategy

Posted on 21 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Although Statoil has deep roots as a Norway-based offshore operator, the company is now finding the US onshore business to be at the heart of its…

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Chesapeake taps Anadarko senior VP as new CEO

Posted on 21 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Robert Douglas (“Doug”) Lawler, will join Chesapeake Energy as its CEO and a member of the Board of Directors, effective 17 June, the company announced…

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BP commits to renewed focus on upstream oil and gas over next decade

Posted on 15 May 2013 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Over the next decade, as much as 75% to 80% of BP’s majority group capital expenditure will be spent in upstream…

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Statoil sanctions Julia development in GOM with ExxonMobil, pushes ahead with Logan

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

Pursuing further growth in its US offshore portfolio, Statoil has sanctioned its fourth field development in the Gulf of Mexico…

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Exclusive video: New composite wireline cable contains seven-conductor electrical core

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

Serko Sarian, telemetry and conveyance portfolio manager for Schlumberger, talks with Drilling Contractor…

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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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