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2010 IADC Contractor of the Year: Scott Gordon, Unit Texas Drilling

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

Scott Gordon, regional vice president of Unit Texas Drilling, was named 2010 IADC Contractor of the Year on 12 November…

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In post-Macondo world, more must be done to get the truth out about our industry

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

The drilling industry has facts and truth on its side, yet it has done a poor job of relating those facts and truths to the…

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Miller: What it will take to get it right in the shale plays

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

Pete Miller, chairman, president and CEO of National Oilwell Varco, pointed out how to get it right in the shale plays at the IADC Annual General Meeting on…

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Panel examines Macondo’s ripple effects in legislative world

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

Speaking at a panel session at the IADC Annual Meeting on 11 November in San Antonio, Texas, panelists Jan Schoonmaker of Van Scoyoc Associates…

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Industry gears up for fight over hydraulic fracturing

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

Citing a line from the movie “The Untouchables” where a character tells another to bring guns to a fight if the enemy brings knives, Lee Fuller…

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Rig Census: Specialty rigs to increase over next five years

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

The industry can look forward to an increase in specialty rigs over the next five years, Jeremy Thigpen, National Oilwell Varco president of downhole…

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Dual-Gradient Drilling Project resumes

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

The industry Dual-Gradient Drilling Project that was begun nine years ago is back on track with a second well being planned for 2012. The world’s first well to…

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Maersk Deliverer to drill in Gulf of Guinea

Posted on 09 November 2010 in News

Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with African Petroleum Corp for a two-well program to be conducted by the Maersk Deliverer ultra-deepwater…

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Harsh-environment, ultra-deepwater semisubmersible SeaDragon I christened

Posted on 09 November 2010 in News

SeaDragon I, the first of two identical Moss Maritime CS50 MK II design ultra-deepwater dynamically positioned…

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Panel discussion: Maximizing profitability through competency, talent retention

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

Competency, collaboration, certification and talent retention were mentioned as ways to create synergies that…

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