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Chevron to expand West Africa presence with entry to Liberian deepwater

Posted on 09 September 2010 in News

Chevron has been granted approval by the Liberian government to acquire a 70% interest and operatorship…

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Marathon to repair 4th Droshky well in 2011

Posted on 09 September 2010 in News

Marathon Oil’s Droshky development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico began operations on time and under budget on 15 July and has since ramped up…

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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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