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WWC named provider for Kick Assistance Program for Berkley Oil & Gas, J.H. Blades

Posted on 06 May 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC

Wild Well Control (WWC) has been named the exclusive provider for the Kick Assistance Program (KAP) for insurance provider…

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Triyards launches premium class HPHT jackup for water depths up to 400 ft

Posted on 06 May 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

With the launch of TDU-400 jackup, a new Premium Class 400 HPHT rig, Triyards Holdings Ltd. has become one of three…

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Exclusive video: Chemical-free water treatment system recovers petroleum, saves water

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances, Videos

To help operators extract more petroleum from process water and reduce the need to use fresh water in the fracturing operations…

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People, companies and products

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, May/June

United Metallurgical Company (OMK) has opened a pipe plant in Houston, with first pipe produced in December 2012…

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KSA project on pace for 2013 completion

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, Videos

The IADC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) project is well under way, with several key tasks completed and other initiatives in development…

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Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Technology Center focuses on the future of drilling

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, May/June, Videos

Addressing the increasing complexity of drilling technology and equipment, Diamond Offshore Drilling recently opened its 15,000-sq-ft Ocean Technology Center in Houston…

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MPD deployment from floating rig positions Petrobras for ambitious campaign through 2017

Posted on 01 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A well abandonment, along with continued incidents of kicks and losses and nonproductive time (NPT), provided the impetus…

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BSEE conducts deployment exercise of Helix capping stack system

Posted on 30 April 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today launched an unannounced exercise to deploy…

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New Baker Hughes lab focuses on deepwater chemicals reliability

Posted on 30 April 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Baker Hughes is further investing in the deepwater frontier with the opening of its new Upstream Chemicals Deepwater Laboratory in Houston on 25 April…

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North American operators find value in Shale Performance Review

Posted on 29 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets

A group of North American shale well operators reached a one-year milestone earlier this year with the “Shale Performance…

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