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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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Center for Offshore Safety provides backbone to support safer practices

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Charlie Williams, executive director of the Center for Offshore Safety (COS), talks about the industry’s efforts to…

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Developing link between downhole systems, rig enables automation

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Within the last decade, technology has significantly surpassed implementation, making available new technologies that are not being readily received…

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Accelerating drilling innovation economically, sustainably calls for operator buy-in

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Any innovative technology offered by a service company or drilling contractor has the potential to be the next…

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As in all industries, those who don’t innovate will get left behind

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Our industry is an innovative one, but not across the entire spectrum, said Jan Brakel, manager for wells R&D for Shell International Exploration & Production…

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