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Moratorium forces Diamond’s Ocean Endeavor from GOM

Posted on 09 July 2010 in News

The uncertainty in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is having the predicted effect of driving high-quality rigs out of the market…

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Congressmen join drilling industry in town hall meeting, pledge support to fight drilling moratorium

Posted on 07 July 2010 in News

Texas Congressmen Pete Olson and Kevin Brady joined the drilling industry in a town hall meeting…

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Survey: Integrate downhole, drilling systems

Posted on 06 July 2010 in News

Better integration of downhole and drilling systems are a key goal among drilling professionals wishing to advance the state of drilling automation…

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IADC files amicus brief in support of deepwater drilling

Posted on 06 July 2010 in News

IADC has filed an amicus brief supporting the resumption of deepwater drilling. The brief, filed before the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals…

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Judicial lifting of drilling ban may not last

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

Another day, another deepwater moratorium? Seems likely. Although US District Judge Martin Feldman of New Orleans issued a 22 June injunction…

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Macondo by the numbers

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

Press and government are trotting out many numbers related to the Macondo accident. Below are some of the less well-reported statistics…

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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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