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Appraisal well extends Kraken success in UK North Sea

Posted on 09 September 2010 in News

The Kraken appraisal well, 9/02b-4, on block 9/2b in the UK Central North Sea has been drilled to 4,502 ft MD, Nautical Petroleum announced today…

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1st well of 5-well Moroccan drilling campaign commences

Posted on 09 September 2010 in News

Circle Oil has commenced its Morocco drilling program after repairing access roads that had been damaged by winter flooding. The rig has begun drilling…

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Pride dedicates Deep Ocean Clarion drillship

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

Pride International, Inc. on 25 Aug dedicated the second of its four new deepwater drillships, the Deep Ocean Clarion at Samsung Heavy Industries…

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Approval delays, dispute on flow calculations stall shallow-water drilling permits

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

The staff of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) is being strained to…

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WellCAP designed to advance competency, BOEM officials told

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

IADC’s internationally recognized well-control training programs are designed to develop competency, IADC Director-Accreditation & Certification…

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Quote of the week

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

“There is no advantage to the moratorium for anyone.”
IADC President Lee Hunt, in an interview on CNBC Power Lunch, 25 August, 2010

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DC numbers

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

89: percentage of working Americans in industries with higher injury rates than oil and gas extraction. Only commercial banking, insurance carriers and certified public accountants fare better…

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Baker Hughes installs first ultra-temperature SAGD production systems

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

Baker Hughes reports that it has installed the world’s first ultra-temperature electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems…

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Texas ‘Rally for Jobs’ kicks off on 1 Sept: Houston rally starts at 11 at Brown Center

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

Three Rally for Jobs events are planned for 1 September across the Lone Star State. The events aim at…

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Technology acceptance a mixed bag, survey shows

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

Technological acceptance is a mixed bag for our industry. For example, by more than six to one, registrants at the 2010 IADC Advanced Rig Technology…

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