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Newbuilds entering Middle East market at rapid pace

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

The Middle East region is the destination for many newbuild rigs, according to Ibrahim Al-Alawi, deputy chief executive officer for AlMansoori Petroleum…

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Non-responsive IADC-accredited training providers may face disciplinary action

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

IADC will take disciplinary action against training providers who have chosen not to respond to corrective…

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Total contracts ENSCO 8504 ultra-deepwater semi for Brunei

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

An Ensco subsidiary has entered into a drilling contract for the ENSCO 8504 semisubmersible with Total E&P Deep Offshore Borneo…

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Ensign rig to drill for Rodinia in Australia’s Officer Basin

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

Ensign Australia’s Rig #16 is being mobilized for an approximately 2,000-km journey from South Australia’s Cooper Basin to the Officer Basin to drill…

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Survey finds 89% proud to work in offshore oil & gas sector

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

Despite a recognition that offshore work will become more challenging, 89% of offshore oil and gas workers say they are proud to work in this industry…

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Test results demonstrate potential of new sand control system

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

In preparation for the full-scale deployment of its sand management system, UK-based Darcy has completed an operator-sponsored project to…

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Petrobras begins extended well test at Brava

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

Petrobras began an extended well test (EWT) at the Brava area in the Campos Basin pre-salt last week. The Brava reservoir, believed to hold about…

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Roundup: Contracts for Aker, MicroSeismic and Expro opens facility

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

Aker Solutions has signed two contracts worth about $230 million with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding…

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IADC to attend Ministerial Forum on Offshore Drilling Containment

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt will represent the association this week at the Ministerial Forum on Offshore Drilling Containment in Washington, DC…

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MPD helps to drill ‘undrillable,’ adds layer of safety

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is an enabling technology for this industry to drill “undrillable” wells while providing an additional barrier and…

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