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Perenco contracts Energy Enhancer jackup

Posted on 25 January 2011 in News

Northern Offshore subsidiary Northern Offshore UK has been awarded a contract with Perenco UK for the Energy Enhancer jackup…

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Seadrill to expand fleet with two semisubmersible ultra-deepwater rigs

Posted on 03 January 2011 in News

Seadrill will acquire two ultra-deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs, Seadragon I and Seadragon II, currently…

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Diamond Offshore orders new ultra-deepwater drillship

Posted on 03 January 2011 in News

Diamond Offshore today announced that a subsidiary, Diamond Offshore Drilling Ltd, and Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd have signed a contract for…

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Noble to add high-specification jack-ups to fleet

Posted on 22 December 2010 in News

Noble Corporation and Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Shipyard have agreed to build two high-specification heavy-duty…

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Shale gas wells drilled underbalanced with nitrogen during coiled tubing drilling operations

Posted on 20 December 2010 in News

Two successful drilling operations using the COLT, a coiled tubing drilling (CTD) bottomhole assembly designed for…

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IADC testifies at CSB public hearing on Macondo

Posted on 15 December 2010 in News

IADC VP – offshore technical and regulatory affairs Alan Spackman testified today in Washington, DC, before the US Chemical Safety Board…

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Industry’s environmental focus extends to a food-industry sourced fracturing option

Posted on 15 December 2010 in News

The business of fracturing is taking cues from the food industry. Halliburton has introduced a series of technologies…

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Quantitative ranking system links fracturing fluid performance with environmental stewardship

Posted on 15 December 2010 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

By qualifying fracturing systems and additives through a recognized third-party chemical evaluation process…

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Simulators, computer-based training seen as key tools for future well control training

Posted on 15 December 2010 in News

Approximately 40 people attended the Well Control Roundtable and Workshop, sponsored by…

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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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