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In Southeast Asia, regional focus is needed for rig planning

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

With a wealth of fast-expanding economies, Southeast Asia is a “growth engine” full of opportunities and challenges for the E&P industry…

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Slim drillship conceptualized for optimized subsea intervention

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

Working with Stena Drilling, Keppel Offshore & Marine has proposed a slim drillship design optimized for re-entry into existing subsea wells…

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Southern Iraq’s Rumaila field kicks into high gear

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

October saw the highest levels of activity on the Rumaila oilfield in southern Iraq since the Technical Service Agreement was signed in 2009 and BP…

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UK study finds industry is attracting younger workers

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

A report published by the Oil and Gas UK on the UK’s offshore workforce demographics for 2009 shows the average age of offshore workers is 40.4 years…

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Salazar proposes Ocean Energy Safety Institute

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar proposed on 2 November establishing an Ocean Energy Safety Institute to facilitate research and development…

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Jubilee has infrastructure development on fast-track for Tullow Ghana

Posted on 22 October 2010 in News

Since its discovery in June 2007, the Jubilee oil field in the Republic of Ghana has created a sense of euphoria…

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Saltiel keynote: Africa must overcome challenges to realize full E&P potential

Posted on 22 October 2010 in News

Africa is a vast continent full of both opportunities and challenges for the oil and gas drilling industry…

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Panel discussion: Local content rules changing Nigerian business models

Posted on 22 October 2010 in News

A panel discussion at the 2010 IADC Drilling Africa Conference in London this week – “Local Content – Industry Development” – outlined…

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IADC Exemplary Service Award presented to Shell’s Ramalho

Posted on 22 October 2010 in News

John Ramalho, Shell Nigeria well delivery manager – land and shallow water, received an IADC Exemplary Service Award on 20 October…

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Oil & Gas UK welcomes definitive ruling on Working Time Directive

Posted on 22 October 2010 in News

The Court of Session, Scotland’s senior court, ruled that time off work received by UK offshore oil and gas workers more than meets…

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