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IADC underwrites Energy & Environment desk for Houston radio station

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

IADC is providing underwriting support for an initiative being launched by Houston radio station KUHF News, 88.7 FM…

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IADC launches revamped website

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

IADC has launched a redesigned website (LINK TO IADC.ORG) featuring enhanced functionalities and an improved design. The website serves as a link between the global drilling industry and…

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ENSCO 8504 ultra-deepwater semisub delivered

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

Ensco took delivery last week of the ENSCO 8504 ultra-deepwater semisubmersible, the fifth of seven ENSCO 8500 Series rigs scheduled for delivery…

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Technology roundup: Packers Plus, Halliburton and Varel offer innovations in fracturing, bits

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

Packers Plus Energy Services this week introduced the RepeaterPORT sleeve, which enables fracturing of…

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Seadrill’s West Triton & Offshore Resolute to drill in Arabian Gulf

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

Al-Khafji Joint Operations (KJO) has awarded Seadrill two contracts in the joint development zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for the West Triton…

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NOV to deliver $1.5 billion in drillship equipment packages to Brazil

Posted on 16 August 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and Brazil’s Estaleiro Atlantico Sul (EAS) recently signed seven contracts worth…

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Pacific Scirocco undergoes modifications for engine reliability

Posted on 16 August 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Pacific Drilling’s Pacific Scirocco has mobilized to a quayside in South Africa to undergo upgrades and modifications to ensure reliability prior to…

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Transocean to acquire Aker Drilling for $1.4 billion

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

Transocean announced this week an offer to acquire Aker Drilling for $1.43 billion that Aker’s Board of Directors has unanimously recommended accepting…

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Shell, CNPC look to automated well manufacturing for step-change

Posted on 02 August 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

The time is ripe for a step-change in the high-density segment of the drilling business, and two giants in the energy industry – Shell and China National…

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Maersk invests in state-of-the-art drilling simulator

Posted on 02 August 2011 in News

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Training have invested in a DrillSIM-6000 drilling simulator from UK-based Drilling Systems that will be housed in a purpose-built…

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