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BP completes MC252-well cementing in 6 hours

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

BP announced on 5 August that it has begun pumping cement into the MC252 well after receiving authorization from the National Incident Commander (NIC). The operation…

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IADC survey: Open interfaces for downhole tools, drilling control systems valued

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

A recent survey conducted by the IADC Drilling Control Systems (DCS) Subcommittee found that 78% of…

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Eni’s Arcadia field on production just 45 days after discovery

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Eni has started oil production from the Arcadia field, in the Western Desert of Egypt, only 45 days after its discovery…

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Environmental groups instigate flood of litigation

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Environmental organizations have launched a flurry of anti-offshore drilling lawsuits in various federal courts. IADC, along with USOGA…

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Fla. Hotel exec: Come on down! No oil in Tampa!

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Don’t like media coverage of the oil spill (present company excepted, of course)? The Florida hotel industry stands shoulder to shoulder with you…

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Major oil companies announce oil spill containment system

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

A plan to build and deploy a rapid response system that will be available to capture and contain oil in the event of a potential future underwater…

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Rig Operations, Africa, key editorial features in Sept/Oct DC

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

The September/October edition of DC, IADC’s official magazine, will take a close look at drilling rig equipment, emphasizing current trends…

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Quote of the Day

Posted on 27 July 2010 in News

“The irony of all this is that the only company drilling in the [deepwater] Gulf today is the company that caused the spill – British Petroleum” – US Sen Mary Landrieu, D-La., commenting…

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IPAA: Make your voice heard before Congress passes damaging bills

Posted on 27 July 2010 in News

IPAA president Barry Russell sent out a letter to the industry late last week encouraging people to contact their…

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IADC applauds senators’ leadership in opposing drilling moratorium

Posted on 20 July 2010 in News

IADC issued a news release on 20 July applauding the leadership of three US senators, David Vitter (La.)…

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