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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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Enhanced intelligent well system reduces need for well intervention

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Completing the Well, News

Superior Energy Services (SES) has introduced a new generation of its Hydraulic Actuated Well Completion (HAWC) system…

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IADC criticizes BSEE policy for citing drilling contractors

Posted on 23 August 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC has issued a criticism of the Interim Policy Document issued last week by the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)…

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Helix Well Ops expands well intervention fleet for Europe, Africa

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, News

Helix Well Ops UK, a business unit of Helix Energy Solutions Group, is expanding its European and African well…

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Diamond orders moored semi for 2014 delivery

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Diamond Offshore Drilling announced last week that a subsidiary has entered into a contract with Singapore’s Jurong Shipyard to build a moored…

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Statoil looks to integration of multidisciplinary services to drive drilling efficiency

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

Statoil has awarded Baker Hughes a contract to provide integrated drilling services for 25 fields on the…

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Petrobras completes appraisal well in Barra

Posted on 23 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has finished drilling the first appraisal well in the Appraisal Plan Area following the Barra discovery in the deep waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin…

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BSEE releases final offshore drilling safety rule

Posted on 16 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a final offshore drilling safety rule on 15 August…

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NTL clarifies preparation of oil spill response plans to improve review process

Posted on 13 August 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

In an effort to provide greater clarity and consistency, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a…

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Petrobras signs contracts for 9 drillships, final phase in Sete Brasil’s 21-rig order

Posted on 13 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has signed contracts with Sete Brasil, Odebrecht and Etesco to charter and operate nine drillships…

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