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Proposed study aims to analyze environmental impact of onshore drilling

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

To illustrate how, and ultimately if, oil and gas extraction onshore can occur without impacting the environment…

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Petrofac Houston training center focuses on emergency management

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrofac’s Houston training center has relocated to a new 7,000-sq-ft facility, adding about 34% additional…

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McMoRan production testing subsalt Davy Jones No. 1 well in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

McMoRan Exploration’s Davy Jones No. 1 production test is in progress on South Marsh Island Block 230…

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Seneca/Ensign rigs switch to LNG for power in Marcellus

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Seneca Resources Corp and Ensign Drilling have installed two GE gas engines to power the first LNG-fueled drilling rigs…

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Noble Energy finds oil in deepwater Gulf of Mexico’s Big Bend

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Energy has made a discovery at the Big Bend exploration prospect in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Open-hole logging identified…

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Siemens launches integration project to streamline product services

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News

Siemens Drive Technologies has launched an initiative called Integrated Drive Systems to simplify its way of doing business…

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Seadrill to acquire ultra-deepwater Songa Eclipse semi

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

A subsidiary of Seadrill has entered into an agreement with Songa Offshore to acquire the Songa Eclipse ultra-deepwater semisub…

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Vantage-invested JV to build ultra-deepwater drillship at STX

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Vantage Drilling has entered into a joint venture with an affiliate of Skeie Group to construct a high-specification drillship…

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Tullow’s Twiga South-1 well finds oil onshore Kenya

Posted on 27 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Tullow Oil has encountered 30 meters of net oil pay in the Twiga South-1 exploration well in Block 13T onshore Kenya…

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Baker Hughes converts hydraulic fracturing units to bifuel pumps

Posted on 26 November 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Baker Hughes has converted a fleet of its Rhino hydraulic fracturing units to bifuel pumps…

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