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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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Keppel AmFELS to build new semi from existing hull for Diamond Offshore

Posted on 11 January 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Diamond Offshore has contracted Keppel AmFELS to construct and upgrade a moored semisubmersible…

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Xtreme Drilling introduces 23,500-ft capable land coiled-tubing well intervention unit

Posted on 09 January 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services has unveiled the XSR200, a land coiled-tubing well intervention unit…

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