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New rig designs emerge as industry expands offshore fleet

Posted on 21 June 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

The offshore rig fleet continues to expand at a brisk pace, with most drilling contractors taking a safe approach toward newbuild designs, said Tom Kellock…

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Fit-for-purpose rigs, unconventionals drive Statoil production goals

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Efficient Rig

Statoil is directing its fit-for-purpose rig fleet and technology strategy to help reach a production goal of more than…

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Reliability-centered maintenance program reduces downtime, results in 63% ROI

Posted on 07 May 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Although a combination of people, processes and assets has driven significant strides in safety in the industry, efforts…

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Dashboard concept aims to facilitate diagnostics, decision-making on BOPs

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, The Efficient Rig

As every motorist knows, a vehicle’s dashboard is an important interface that alerts the driver of real-time changes regarding certain car engine “health” metrics and alerts…

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2012 OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards

Posted on 17 April 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig

The Offshore Technology Conference has announced the 13 winning technologies that will receive the 2012 Spotlight on New Technology Awards recognizing…

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New dates announced for the IPTC in 2013, abstracts being accepted

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Efficient Rig

The sixth edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) will be held 26-28 March 2013 in Beijing, China…

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SPE automation workshop set for July in Vail

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

SPE’s “Well Construction Automation – Preparing for the Big Jump Forward” workshop, convening in 16-18 July in Vail…

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Keppel AmFELS to deliver new jackup to Perforadora Central in 2014

Posted on 02 April 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Mexico’s Perforadora Central has awarded a contract to Keppel AmFELS to build a repeat jackup…

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CT finds niches in data retrieval, plug drill-out

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Features, March/April, The Efficient Rig

As one of the oilfield’s most flexible and versatile workhorses, coiled tubing continues to push the technology envelope with new applications in more sophisticated operations…

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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, March/April, The Efficient Rig, 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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