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Ensco orders its eighth Samsung DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 10 June 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth…

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Honghua developing new-generation shale-drilling rig, plans testing of frac pump

Posted on 23 May 2013 in News, Onshore Advances, OTC, The Efficient Rig

Honghua Group and its US subsidiary Honghua America are developing a next-generation onshore rig…

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Noble Energy moves toward mixed fleet of LNG-dedicated, dual-fuel rigs

Posted on 21 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

After a pilot program initiated in early 2011 to compare the use of LNG versus diesel to power…

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Caterpillar launches dynamic gas blending kit for well stimulation

Posted on 13 May 2013 in News, The Efficient Rig

Caterpillar Global Petroleum has developed a dynamic gas blending (DGB) retrofit kit for use on the Cat 3512C (HD) engine…

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GE unveils BOP surface control system, condition monitoring/sensing for subsea at OTC

Posted on 08 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

A BOP surface control system and operator interface designed for deepwater drilling was among several technologies…

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Triyards launches premium class HPHT jackup for water depths up to 400 ft

Posted on 06 May 2013 in News, OTC, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

With the launch of TDU-400 jackup, a new Premium Class 400 HPHT rig, Triyards Holdings Ltd. has become one of three…

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Emissions regulations, lower-cost fuels drive advances in engine technology

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

Increasing emissions regulations and access to low-cost fuels are driving innovations in engine manufacturing. Requirements set…

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Schramm launches T500XD Telemast drill rigs

Posted on 26 March 2013 in News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Schramm has launched its T500XD Telemast 500,000 lb hoist capacity drill rig currently headed to the Marcellus and Utica shales…

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Exclusive video: Drilling automation workshop features leading mining innovators

Posted on 05 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, The Efficient Rig, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

  Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott speaks with John de Wardt, president of De Wardt and Company, at the SPE/IADC Drilling Systems Automation symposium on 4 March, jointly held by the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) and the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee. The symposium preceded the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference […]

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Lessons from mining: Collection of real-time data key to step-change automation

Posted on 05 March 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, The Efficient Rig

The oil and gas industry is not alone in its journey to automate operations…

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