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Bromwich launches investigative/compliance team

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

Michael Bromwich, director of the new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOE), is establishing an investigations…

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Odfjell’s Deepsea Stavanger to drill offshore Tanzania in East Africa

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

Odfjell Drilling’s new ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Deepsea Stavanger has been contracted for the first deepwater…

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PSA Norway to review well integrity, design/construction, emergency preparedness

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has established a framework for reviewing US government…

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IADC ISP: Global LTI rate down to 0.37 in 2009

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

The lost-time incident (LTI) rate for the global drilling industry reached a record low of 0.37 in 2009 – a 25% reduction from 2008…

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Rowan moves to purchase Skeie Drilling

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

Rowan Companies has entered into an agreement to purchase Skeie Drilling & Production ASA (“SKDP”), subject to satisfactory due diligence…

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Noble to acquire Frontier Drilling

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

Noble Corp has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire FDR Holdings Ltd (Frontier Drilling) in a cash transaction that values the enterprise at $2.16 billion…

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Nomac Drilling receives 1,000th NOV TDS-11 top drive

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) celebrated the shipment of the 1,000th TDS-11 top drive on 20 May at the company’s Orange, Calif., manufacturing facility…

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Premier: Catcher East sidetrack finds oily sandstones

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

Premier Oil’s Catcher East (28/9-1Z) sidetrack well in the UK Central North Sea has encountered oil-bearing sandstones…

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BP Video outlines Macondo relief well status

Posted on 29 June 2010 in News

Click here to view BP video describing progress of the relief wells is now available. A telephone…

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Statoil signs three-year contract for Stena Don semi

Posted on 28 June 2010 in News

Statoil has contracted Stena Drilling’s Stena Don semisubmersible to drill on the Norwegian…

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