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Samsung to build 5th ultra-deepwater drillship for Pride

Posted on 15 December 2010 in News

Pride International has reached agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the construction of a new ultra-deepwater…

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Statoil hires COSL Pioneer to drill offshore Norway

Posted on 15 December 2010 in News

As part of a renewal of the aging fleet on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), Statoil has awarded a contract to COSL Drilling Europe…

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Eni to drill in Polish shale gas play; 6 wells planned for 2011

Posted on 15 December 2010 in News

With the acquisition of Minsk Energy Resources, Eni is set to enter the European unconventional gas play in Poland by becoming operator…

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Baker Hughes expands in Australia

Posted on 07 December 2010 in News

Growing demand and increased oilfield activity in Australia has prompted Baker Hughes to open a new facility in Welshpool, Australia. Three of the company’s service lines—pumping, tubular…

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Schlumberger opens Brazil research and geoengineering center

Posted on 06 December 2010 in News

A new research and geoengineering center was opened by Schlumberger in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in November…

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Pacific Santa Ana drillship to work for Chevron

Posted on 03 December 2010 in News

Chevron awarded a five-year contract to Pacific Drilling for use of the Pacific Santa Ana ultra-deepwater drillship. The contract commences…

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Seadrill building two jack-ups, four new drillships

Posted on 02 December 2010 in News

Seadrill is building two new jack-up drilling rigs in China. The company entered into an agreement for construction of the rigs with Dalian Shipbuilding…

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Bahrani oil minister calls for increased investment in well control

Posted on 01 December 2010 in News

Bahrani Minister of Oil and Gas Affairs and Chairman of National Oil and Gas Authority Dr Abdul Hussain bin Ali…

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IADC ensures WellCAP is strong and well-suited for industry needs

Posted on 01 December 2010 in News

Just as the world is watching how the energy industry responds to challenges produced by the Macondo incident, participants in the…

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Saudi Aramco revises well control procedures

Posted on 01 December 2010 in News

In an unusual move to improve personnel certification and training at the assistant driller level, Saudi Aramco’s Well…

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