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Perspectives: Gregers Kudsk, Maersk Drilling – Industry’s joint efforts lead to advances in technology

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Drilling Rigs & Automation, March/April, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

At the forefront of advances in offshore drilling technologies, Gregers Kudsk, vice president and senior technical advisor for Maersk Drilling, pursues ideas from the beginning, even when the majority of people have yet to come on board. In the early stages of his career, he found himself working on technologies that would lead to improved rig efficiency and automation at a time when resources and knowledge were limited…

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Behind the buzz: How to apply manufacturing methods to well construction

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

A shift in focus from services to deliverables and products would help the industry to apply manufacturing…

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Innovations push safe, efficient work platforms for coiled-tubing applications

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

New and expanded applications for coiled-tubing (CT) services are pushing the industry to develop work platforms…

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BP, NOV, Ensco Test BOP Health Monitoring System in Brazil

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

In a collaborative effort, BP, Ensco and National Oilwell Varco are conducting a pilot program…

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Open-architecture platform will lead to feasible automated well construction system

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

While the momentum for drilling automation is evident in the industry, translating the concept into an open-architecture control…

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Seadrill orders two new ultra-deepwater drillships for delivery in 2014

Posted on 27 February 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Samsung Heavy Industries will build two new ultra-deepwater drillships for Seadrill under turnkey contracts…

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White Star demonstrates quadraplex mud pump built with clean-sheet design

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Videos

Drilling Contractor visited the manufacturing facility of White Star Pump Company in Waller, Texas, on 17 February…

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OTC to recognize Burkhardt, Perdido with 2012 Distinguished Achievement awards

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Offshore Technology Conference will present its 2012 Distinguished Achievement awards on 29 April to…

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Condition monitoring calls for drilling contractor, OEM collaboration

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Evaluation and recertification programs for equipment and systems are plentiful, but offshore contractors are looking…

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From passive to proactive, condition monitoring gives rig operators advance warning of failures

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

As rigs are increasingly deployed to remote locations and equipped with complex electronic engines, the risks of…

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