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BOEMRE OKs first deepwater drilling permit since Macondo

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) approved on 28 February the first deepwater drilling…

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Petrobras’ Lage: Defining business target at crux of introducing automation into well construction

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

When introducing new technology such as automation, it’s critical that not only the physical technologies involved…

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Apache’s Brander: Automation could help address invisible lost time in drilling

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

Graham Brander, director of worldwide drilling for Apache Corp, used to think that automation is something that…

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Drilling Conference plenary: Creating value through consistency, culture, people

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

Consistency, company culture and people were some of the common themes that emerged during the opening-day…

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Closed-loop system can improve safety, improve drilling efficiency

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

David Pavel, director of business development, drilling optimization services for Weatherford International, posed the question of whether safety…

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New rotary steerable system offers high build rates exceeding 17°/100 ft

Posted on 02 March 2011 in News

Schlumberger unveiled its new PowerDrive Archer high-build rate rotary steerable system (RSS) at the 2011…

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BOEMRE ordered to process Ensco permit applications within 30 days

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

Late last week, Ensco won a motion for a preliminary injunction against the US Bureau of Ocean…

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Vitter blocks Obama nomination until deepwater drilling permits issued

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced on 15 February a hold on Dan Ashe, President Obama’s nominee to lead the US…

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2011 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to focus on being the best in a growing business

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

Companies that want to be the best in the drilling business will have a lot to glean from this year’s SPE/IADC Drilling…

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Unconventional plays becoming more competitive for large operators

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

There’s no doubt that shale plays in North America represent a next wave in the world’s energy present and future…

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