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Posted on 15 November 2011 in News

SEMS is here for operators and contractors in the US Gulf of Mexico. The compliance deadline for the US BSEE’s new regulations is 15 November…

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Watson to succeed Bromwich as BSEE director

Posted on 15 November 2011 in News

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar this week named Rear Admiral James A Watson IV as director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement…

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2012-2017 OCS program proposal outlines 15 potential lease sales in GOM, offshore Alaska

Posted on 15 November 2011 in News

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced the proposed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas…

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Maersk receives Letter of Award from Total for ultra-harsh environment jackup

Posted on 08 November 2011 in News

Maersk has received a Letter of Award from Total E&P Norge for one of Maersk’s two ultra-harsh environment jackups…

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Landrieu urges industry to ‘lean forward’ in promoting safety record

Posted on 07 November 2011 in News

Eighteen months after Macondo, industry representatives and supporters are fighting hard to re-balance oversight…

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2011 IPTC rescheduled due to severe flooding in Thailand

Posted on 02 November 2011 in News

The 2011 International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) has been rescheduled to 7-9 February 2012 because of flooding in Thailand…

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Factory Drilling approach seeks to guarantee optimum outcome, each and every time

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

Alongside the newest tools and methods, communication, coordination and consistency are important building…

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Rig-specific simulation process targets drilling optimization

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

Aker Solutions has developed a concept called “visioneering” that uses the industrial gaming principles of advanced visualization and simulation to…

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Unconventional rig design improves performance by over 50% on horizontal wells

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

Unconventional, advanced-technology land rigs are not only smaller in size but also offer high mobility, reduced cost…

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Methane hydrate technologies to be tested on Alaska’s North Slope

Posted on 25 October 2011 in News

The US DOE, ConocoPhillips and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp will test technologies to produce methane gas from hydrate…

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