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Petrobras signs contracts for 9 drillships, final phase in Sete Brasil’s 21-rig order

Posted on 13 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has signed contracts with Sete Brasil, Odebrecht and Etesco to charter and operate nine drillships…

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Aluminum alloy drill pipe helps navigate complex well offshore Brunei

Posted on 13 August 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Alcoa Oil & Gas has deployed 1,800 meters (5,905 ft) of aluminum alloy drill pipe (AADP) in the Iron Duke Well C

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BP to establish $100 million center to research advanced materials

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

BP will establish a $100 million international research center, known as the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials, or BP-ICAM…

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Exclusive video: Honghua Group taps shale gas, offshore rig markets

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

DC editor and publisher Mike Killalea visited the headquarters of Honghua Group in Chengdu, China…

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Baker Hughes expands line of environmentally responsible fluids solutions

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

SmartCare, Baker Hughes’ line of environmentally responsible solutions, now includes drilling and…

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Petrobras signs 15-year contracts for 12 rigs for pre-salt

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has signed chartering and operation contracts with Sete Brasil, Queiroz Galvão, Petroserv, Odebrecht, Odfjell and Seadrill for…

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Keppel to build 5 more DSS 38E semis for Sete Brasil

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiary Fernvale, has secured contracts with Sete Brasil Participações SA…

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Record increases in US crude oil, natural gas reserves in 2010

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

US proved crude oil and natural gas reserves achieved record annual volumetric increases in 2010 according to a new report by the US Energy Information Administration…

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Eni expands West Africa acreage with Liberian acquisitions

Posted on 09 August 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has entered the Liberian market with the acquisition of three offshore exploration blocks, the company announced last week…

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DNV students develop concept for oil spill response system for Arctic

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

DNV’s summer students presented the results of seven weeks of work to develop a realistic concept…

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