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Deepwater moratorium lifted early, but questions remain

Posted on 15 October 2010 in News

The deepwater drilling moratorium was lifted on 12 October, but industry remains unclear when drilling in water deep or shallow will return to anything…

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Self-insurance a tricky option in costly energy insurance market

Posted on 15 October 2010 in News

Skyrocketing insurance costs for Gulf of Mexico development are driving some to consider self-insurance. But self insurance is more complex than…

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Safety enhanced in NOV’s ST-120 iron roughneck

Posted on 15 October 2010 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Drilling Contractor attended a demonstration of National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) ST-120 iron roughneck at one of its Houston manufacturing facilities…

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IADC ART group seeks input

Posted on 15 October 2010 in News

The IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee is looking for a few good photos. The photos are for the IADC Technology Value Guide, which not only identifies positive…

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Shell launches phase II of Parque das Conchas offshore Brazil: Project exceeds production targets

Posted on 15 October 2010 in News

Shell announced on 14 October new investment to support phase II of the prolific deepwater Parque das Conchas…

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IADC Houston Chapter plans first shoot in March

Posted on 15 October 2010 in News

The first IADC Houston Chapter Oilfield Charity Shoot will be held 11 March, 2011 at American Shooting Centers. Proceeds will be split between…

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Crosco will drill INA Egyptian well

Posted on 15 October 2010 in News

Croatian operator INA has contracted a rig owned by Crosco Integrated Drilling & Well Services to continue exploration of the Egyptia East Yidma concession…

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Regalado re-joins Cudd as VP

Posted on 15 October 2010 in News

Todd Regalado has re-joined Cudd Energy Services as Vice President of Corporate Services. Mr Regalado has led well-control operations in 42 countries since 1989…

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DOI issues new regulations to improve offshore drilling safety

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) announced on 30 September two new rules that will toughen requirements for safety equipment, well control systems…

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Sharpe: Shell’s safety efforts zero in on dropped objects, land transport

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

Personal safety and well-related process safety were the core themes of the keynote address on the opening day…

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