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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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Comments being accepted for proposed change to WellCAP; vote to be held 17 November

Posted on 22 October 2010 in News

The IADC Well Control Committee has proposed a change in methodology for combining WellCAP courses…

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PSA Norway approves wells by Marathon, Det Norske

Posted on 22 October 2010 in News

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway recently approved Marathon Petroleum to conduct exploration drilling in the central…

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Anadarko hits deepwater gas offshore Mozambique

Posted on 22 October 2010 in News

Anadarko Petroleum’s Barquentine exploration well in the Offshore Area 1 of Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin encountered a total of more than 416 net ft…

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Baker Hughes to provide integrated services to Borgland Dolphin Consortium in Norway

Posted on 22 October 2010 in News

Baker Hughes has been awarded a multimillion dollar integrated project for the Borgland Dolphin Consortium…

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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, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, 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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