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Kosmos Energy finds hydrocarbons in CB-1 exploration well offshore Western Sahara

Posted on 03 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Kosmos Energy announced that the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Western Sahara encountered hydrocarbons. The well penetrated…

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Maersk Voyager drillship secures contract for work offshore Ghana

Posted on 02 March 2015 in News

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Eni Ghana Exploration and Production, an Eni subsidiary, for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager…

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Wisco Moran debuts Padwise 1 walking rig in Texas

Posted on 02 March 2015 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

The trend among drilling contractors to install walking systems on rigs has solved a major logistical problem for operators on multiwell pads – negating the need for costly…

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JDC inaugurates Hakuryu 12 jackup, looks to growth in Middle East, Myanmar and Russia

Posted on 26 February 2015 in News

The Japanese word “hakuryu” means “white dragon.” In Asia, dragons are strongly associated with oceans. They also represent power and blessings…

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Steven Newman steps down as Transocean President, CEO

Posted on 16 February 2015 in News

Transocean announced that Steven Newman and the Board of Directors have mutually agreed that he will step down as President and CEO, effective 16 February 2015…

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Video: WADI program arms young talent with skills to succeed in drilling industry

Posted on 11 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

As the drilling industry’s aging workforce continues to retire, a new generation of employees is needed to fill vital roles. To address this challenge, IADC’s Workforce…

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Scandrill’s Scan Vision rig designed with safety, efficiency in mind

Posted on 11 February 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

After 22 weeks of construction and a $20 million investment, Scandrill christened the Scan Vision rig on 27 January at the company’s Tyler, Texas, facility…

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Video: Proper fitness-for-duty evaluations can reduce medical evacuations

Posted on 11 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Effective fitness-for-duty evaluations can help reduce the number of medical evacuations from drilling rigs, as a large portion of those evacuations are due to illness…

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Video: Process safety still at core of IADC Operational Risk Management Task Force

Posted on 10 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Last year, IADC created a task force comprised of operators and drilling contractors to address process safety. However, the task force decided that rather than…

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Video: Fitness strategies tailored to offshore lifestyle could curb obesity in rig personnel

Posted on 10 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The consumption of high-caloric foods, increasing age profiles and rig automations decreasing the necessity for manual labor all contribute to obesity on offshore…

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  • 03 March 2015

    Kosmos Energy finds hydrocarbons in CB-1 exploration well offshore Western Sahara

    Kosmos Energy announced that the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Western Sahara encountered hydrocarbons. The well penetrated...

  • 02 March 2015

    Maersk Voyager drillship secures contract for work offshore Ghana

    Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Eni Ghana Exploration and Production, an Eni subsidiary, for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager...

  • 02 March 2015

    Wisco Moran debuts Padwise 1 walking rig in Texas

    The trend among drilling contractors to install walking systems on rigs has solved a major logistical problem for operators on multiwell pads – negating the need for costly...

  • 26 February 2015

    JDC inaugurates Hakuryu 12 jackup, looks to growth in Middle East, Myanmar and Russia

    The Japanese word “hakuryu” means “white dragon.” In Asia, dragons are strongly associated with oceans. They also represent power and blessings...

  • 16 February 2015

    Steven Newman steps down as Transocean President, CEO

    Transocean announced that Steven Newman and the Board of Directors have mutually agreed that he will step down as President and CEO, effective 16 February 2015...

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