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Diamond Offshore shifting fleet to meet deepwater, ultra-deepwater demands

Posted on 15 November 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Supported by dayrates hovering around $600,000 and increasing rig demand from frontier areas…

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Exclusive video: The roots and future of hydraulic fracturing

Posted on 15 November 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Matt Blauch, director of product development at Nabors, talks about the history and future of hydraulic fracturing…

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Andersson, Hannegan, Al-Hussain recognized with IADC Exemplary Service Awards

Posted on 15 November 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC recognized three longtime association supporters and industry veterans – Goran Andersson with Chevron…

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Seadrill receives Letter of Award for new ultra-deepwater semisubmersible

Posted on 13 November 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News

Seadrill has received a Letter of Award from Husky Oil Operations Limited for a five-year contract…

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Exclusive video: 2012 IADC Contractor of the Year Gregers Kudsk

Posted on 13 November 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

2012 IADC Contractor of the Year Gregers Kudsk speaks with Drilling Contractor editorial coordinator Joanne Liou…

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Multiphase simulations enhance well designs, contingency planning

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Events in recent years have heightened industry awareness regarding well control issues, especially high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) and…

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MPD powers static pre-drill modeling with dynamic capacity

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) significantly reduces the likelihood of a well control event and associated wellbore problems by addressing two key…

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Research expands as sour gas completion challenges increase

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, November/December

Like vinegar in a cylinder of honey, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is the industry’s ultimate party-pooper, a sour intruder that puts the damper on an otherwise…

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Wirelines

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Following an August meeting with James Watson, director of the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), IADC, API, NOIA and the Offshore Operators Committee have…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Departments, November/December

IADC has launched an initiative for a comprehensive revision and update of the definitive rig-operations manual, the IADC Drilling Manual…

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