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Transocean to sell 38 shallow-water rigs to Shelf Drilling

Posted on 13 September 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Transocean has reached agreements to sell 38 shallow-water drilling rigs to Shelf Drilling International Holdings for approximately US $1.05 billion…

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Mechanical extrusion process uses robust darts to activate downhole tools

Posted on 05 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Churchill Drilling Tools has developed a mechanical extrusion process that uses rigid metal darts to improve cycling…

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Ulterra PDC bit sets record time, distance in Oklahoma “chat” well

Posted on 31 August 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

An Ulterra 6.125-in. U613M PDC bit combined with a TorkBuster performance-drilling tool has drilled…

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PEMEX makes its first discovery in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 30 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

PEMEX has made its first discovery of crude oil in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, which confirmed the existence of light crude oil in deepwater Gulf of Mexico…

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Noble selects Sonardyne emergency BOP control system for Noble Globetrotter II

Posted on 29 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Sonardyne International Ltd has been awarded a contract by Noble Corp to supply a wireless acoustic emergency BOP control…

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TWMA, operators in Norway coordinate efforts for offshore drilling waste management on NCS

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

TWMA, a provider of specialized services for the international onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, has begun…

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Statoil to drill nine exploration wells in Barents Sea

Posted on 28 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil will drill nine wells during a non-stop 2013 Norwegian Barents exploration campaign, increasing its Arctic activities…

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Aker Solutions to deliver 6 drilling equipment packages to drillships in Brazil

Posted on 27 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract to supply drilling equipment packages for six deepwater drillships..

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Petrobras makes oil discovery in ultra-deepwater in Sergipe-Alagoas Basin

Posted on 27 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has confirmed the presence of good quality oil and gas in the BM-SEAL-10 block…

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Permian Basin, East Texas provide initial fields for new-design land rig

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Globe Energy Services has designed a five-axle land rig providing quick rig-up/rig-down operations, a mast with 116 ft of clearance and an adjustable…

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