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Shell, CNPC look to automated well manufacturing for step-change

Posted on 02 August 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

The time is ripe for a step-change in the high-density segment of the drilling business, and two giants in the energy industry – Shell and China National…

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Noble gives go-ahead to build two more high-spec jackups

Posted on 02 August 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Noble Corp has exercised options with Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard for the construction of two additional high-specification…

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Xtreme Coil to build 4 new rigs for drilling in Niobrara

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp recently won long-term contracts to build and operate four new XDR 500 drilling rigs, with commencement of operations…

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Zagreb 1 semi to undergo complete overhaul

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Crosco Integrated Drilling & Well Services’ semisubmersible Zagreb 1 recently entered the shipyard to undergo maintenance and service that includes…

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RCD for DP drillship takes MPD deeper

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) recently took a big step into deepwater environments with the installation and utilization of the industry’s first rotating control device (RCD) made up…

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Drilling automation: Is resistance futile?

Posted on 06 July 2011 in 2011, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig, Videos

“Automation”: Say the word the right way with the right group of people in drilling circles, and it can almost come off as an obscenity. Drilling is an art, they say, with too many unpredictabilities. How can it be entrusted in the hands of a bunch of machines, computers and algorithms?

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Nabors’ modular Rig 702 is Papua New Guinea-bound for ExxonMobil

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Nabors International unveiled its new modular Rig 702, the first of two headed for Papua New Guinea (PNG) for a 900-day contract with options for…

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Maersk Drilling orders two ultra-deepwater drillships

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Maersk Drilling has ordered the construction of two ultra-deepwater drillships at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for delivery in…

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Asia Offshore Drilling orders new KFELS B Class jackup

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Asia Offshore Drilling (AOD) has exercised the first of two options to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$184 million with Keppel FELS…

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Contractors awarded jackup work, FEED project for modular rig

Posted on 07 June 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

KCA DEUTAG has been selected by Woodside Energy to carry out a major front end engineering design (FEED) contract relating to a 3,000-hp modular…

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