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Ship shape

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The world’s offshore rig fleet is getting a makeover. The recovering global economy, healthy commodity prices, a burgeoning ultra-deepwater market and plans to venture into more harsh-environment fields have converged in a perfect storm of newbuild activity…

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Can’t keep the offshore industry down

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The global offshore industry is undeniably enjoying another renaissance. Both the deepwater and jackup segments are benefitting from high utilization and climbing dayrates in almost every market around the world, and few doubt this positive outlook will continue…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, May/June

Antero Resources and Patterson-UTI recently finalized the installation of three rich-burn engines from Waukesha-Pearce Industries (WPI) that are…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, May/June

Statoil, with its partners Eni and Petoro, has started production from the Skuld field at Norne in the Norwegian Sea…

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Drilling Ahead: ‘Peak Oil’ consigned to dustbin of failed notions

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Whatever happened to Peak Oil? Peak Oil, the seemingly irrefutable hypothesis that the world is quickly exhausting its finite hydrocarbon resources…

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From recovery into growth

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The state of affairs in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has shifted from recovery mode to a new growth phase, with deepwater activity surpassing pre-Macondo levels. It’s estimated that the moratorium set the GOM back one to two years, but industry has finally achieved a period of bustling activity…

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IADC Drilling Lexicon: Standardized industry terms to help regulators globally

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

The IADC Drilling Lexicon website, now under development, will provide a forum for critical review and analysis of terms used in drilling operations…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Dr Brenda Kelly, IADC senior director, program development, participated in the Latin American Forum on Energy and Environment at the University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School…

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Wirelines

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

OSHA issued the “Guidance on Handling Cases Developed Pursuant to the FRC Enforcement Policy Memorandum” to regional administrators and solicitors on 18 December 2012…

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From the chairman: IADC Red Thread – Paving the path to catalyze improved performance

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

A recent API study estimated that the US oil and natural gas industry has invested more than $252 billion since 1990 to improve the environmental performance of its products, facilities and operations…

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