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Petrobras: Material results lead to a bright future

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

“Material results are leading to a bright future,” Jose Formigli, Petrobras pre-salt executive manager, said during a 2011 SPE Offshore…

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Shear All Ram features curved asymmetrical blades

Posted on 10 May 2011 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

The Shear All Ram (SAR) was introduced last week at OTC, a BOP ram design whose field tests show it has the ability to shear “any size pipe and casing with…

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15 innovations receive OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

Fifteen innovations received the 2011 Spotlight on New Technology Awards last week at the Offshore…

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Cobb receives ASME Industry Achievement Award

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

Galen Cobb, director of industry relations for Halliburton, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Industry Achievement Award on…

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Dual gradient drilling: Differentiators, benefits, barriers to implementation

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

DGD systems being considered today encompass three fundamentally different approaches — seabed pumping…

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Moving dual gradient drilling technologies to implementation requires a systematic process

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

“As an operator, we have to ensure that there is a clear benefit (of new technology) to all stakeholders in order…

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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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