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Transocean appoints Jeremy D. Thigpen as President & CEO

Posted on 22 April 2015 in News

Transocean has announced that Jeremy D. Thigpen has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective 22 April 2015. Mr Thigpen succeeds Ian C. Strachan, Interim…

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Noted broadcast journalist Eithne Treanor to MC IADC World Drilling 2015, Rome, 17-18 June

Posted on 22 April 2015 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC is pleased to announce that noted industry broadcast journalist and professional moderator Eithne Treanor will serve as master of ceremonies…

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UBO & MPD Committee drives safe practices, while survey indicates industry moving toward acceptance

Posted on 22 April 2015 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The IADC Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling Committee continues to drive safe practices…

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Video: Schlumberger’s At Balance brand aims to make MPD more accessible

Posted on 22 April 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Schlumberger recently brought back the At Balance brand as a family of product and services offering at the 2015 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced…

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Petrobras’ first MPD operation aboard a DP rig succeeds

Posted on 21 April 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Petrobras’ first use of MPD aboard a dynamically positioned rig proved successful and kept NPT to less then 3%, according to a paper presented at the 2015 IADC/SPE…

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11-well drilling campaign a “stepping stone” for more MPD in Saudi Arabia

Posted on 21 April 2015 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

A three-year MPD drilling campaign in a high-pressure formation by Saudi Aramco realized a host of benefits, compared with conventional methods, according to a paper…

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Complex control theory could produce autonomous drilling operations

Posted on 21 April 2015 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Applying complex control theory could transform long-sought autonomous drilling operations into a reality, potentially reducing manpower and increasing safety…

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MPD is a good well control tool, but questions remain

Posted on 21 April 2015 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Experts agree that MPD offers better well control than conventional methods, but questions remain as to who is in charge and dealing with gas in the riser above the BOP…

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ExxonMobil exec calls for urgent action on US LNG exports

Posted on 20 April 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The US may be at risk of losing economic opportunity and the ability to solidify its role as a global leader in energy production – unless the government moves to approve liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports…

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Kongsberg simulators selected to enhance training in Mexico

Posted on 20 April 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

FIDENA, on behalf of Mexico’s SCT has selected Kongsberg Maritime offshore simulators for the Marine Education Center in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche…

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  • 22 April 2015

    Transocean appoints Jeremy D. Thigpen as President & CEO

    Transocean has announced that Jeremy D. Thigpen has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective 22 April 2015. Mr Thigpen succeeds Ian C. Strachan, Interim...

  • 22 April 2015

    Noted broadcast journalist Eithne Treanor to MC IADC World Drilling 2015, Rome, 17-18 June

    IADC is pleased to announce that noted industry broadcast journalist and professional moderator Eithne Treanor will serve as master of ceremonies...

  • 22 April 2015

    UBO & MPD Committee drives safe practices, while survey indicates industry moving toward acceptance

    The IADC Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling Committee continues to drive safe practices...

  • 22 April 2015

    Video: Schlumberger’s At Balance brand aims to make MPD more accessible

    Schlumberger recently brought back the At Balance brand as a family of product and services offering at the 2015 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced...

  • 21 April 2015

    Petrobras’ first MPD operation aboard a DP rig succeeds

    Petrobras’ first use of MPD aboard a dynamically positioned rig proved successful and kept NPT to less then 3%, according to a paper presented at the 2015 IADC/SPE...

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