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Kuwait Oil study targets main causes of hand injuries

Posted on 29 January 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Controlling hand injuries is a significant challenge for the drilling industry, clearly illustrated by IADC statistics, and not too surprising given the intensive…

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Unconventionals may see first impact of Mexican energy reform

Posted on 29 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The sweeping energy reform bill passed by Mexico’s legislature in December will be followed by secondary legislation addressing the framework for…

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Macaé: Brazil’s offshore oil hub puts infrastructure improvements on fast track

Posted on 29 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Situated on the scenic Brazilian coastline northeast of Rio de Janeiro, the port city of Macaé was once a quiet fishing village. Today, as the center of Brazil’s booming…

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Smart regulations, risk communication may help refocus industry’s hydraulic fracturing debate

Posted on 29 January 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The public debate around hydraulic fracturing has gone off track, jeopardizing opportunities for the energy industry and the potential economic and environmental benefits…

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Cobalt makes first discovery in syn-rift deepwater Angola

Posted on 24 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Cobalt International Energy, along with the National Concessionaire Sonangol and the Block 21 partners, has made the first discovery in the syn-rift interval in the Bicuar…

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Maersk Oil acquires two exploration blocks in Kurdistan

Posted on 23 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The Kurdistan Regional Government has approved Maersk Oil’s acquisition of a 40% non-operating interest in the Piramagrun and Qala Dze production sharing contracts (PSC) from…

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Mosvold succeeds DuBroc as Scandrill president/COO

Posted on 21 January 2014 in News

Paul Mosvold has succeeded Marty DuBroc as president and COO of Scandrill. Mr DuBroc, who has retired, will remain as executive consultant for one year. The company also…

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Enventure installs nearly 6,000 ft of expandable liner in the Middle East

Posted on 20 January 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Enventure has announced a world record for the longest 5 ½-in. SET solid expandable cased-hole liner. The 5,730-ft liner was installed in a power water injector…

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Petrobras’ proven pre-salt reserves up 43% in 2013

Posted on 20 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras’ proven pre-salt reserves, which extend from the south of the state of Espírito Santo to the state of Santa Catarina, are up 43% in 2013 compared to 2012. In 2013…

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Drydocks World: Largest CJ80 jackup to be built for North Sea

Posted on 14 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Drydocks World (DDW) and Drill One Capital have signed an agreement to build the Dubai Expo 2020 NS mega jackup designed by Gusto MSC. The rig will be built to operate in…

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