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Euro-shales: Opposition mounts

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Features, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, Onshore Advances

A year ago, an article in the July/August 2011 issue of Drilling Contractor stated that the journey to achieving commercial shale gas production in Europe would be a slow one. Over the past 12 months or so, that journey has arguably gotten even slower…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 02 July 2012 in 2012, Departments, July/August

Approximately 400 IADC members and guests attended the IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC) annual safety awards dinner in Aberdeen on 11 May, celebrating what has been one of the safest years on record for offshore drilling contractors…

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IADC welcomes OCS lease plan announcement, but calls for opening all US waters

Posted on 02 July 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC welcomes the announcement by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management director Tommy Beaudreau…

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NRG competition provides forum for connecting top students, industry leaders

Posted on 27 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Who will solve the energy challenges of today and tomorrow? To a great degree, that mission will fall to the next generation…

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Ensco orders 7th Samsung DP3 drillship for 2014 delivery

Posted on 26 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Ensco has exercised one of two options for an additional advanced-capability, DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design…

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Central GOM lease sale attracts $1.7 billion-plus in high bids

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

A Central Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale held today attracted more than $1.7 billion in high bids for tracts on the US Outer Continental Shelf …

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In search of trust: Industry must build on ‘responsible drilling’ approach

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Advocating the approach of “responsible drilling” at the IADC World Drilling 2012 Conference in Barcelona on…

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Chevron, industry emphasize responsible shale-gas development

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Mike Power, manager of unconventional resources in drilling and completions for Chevron, speaks about Chevron’s and the industry’s efforts to…

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Chevron boosts unconventional activity, pushes into China’s deep waters

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

With 18 million acres added to Chevron’s portfolio since 2009, the company has experienced a shift to…

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New rig designs emerge as industry expands offshore fleet

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

The offshore rig fleet continues to expand at a brisk pace, with most drilling contractors taking a safe approach toward newbuild designs, said Tom Kellock…

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