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Northern Offshore appoints Bauer as senior VP operations

Posted on 25 January 2011 in News

Northern Offshore has appointed Gary L Bauer as senior vice president of operations. Mr Bauer has more than 35 years experience in the drilling…

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Noble, Shell sign letter of intent for newbuild drillship

Posted on 25 January 2011 in News

A subsidiary of Noble Corp has signed a letter of intent with a Shell subsidiary for a drilling contract on a newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship…

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Pacific Bora drillship to drill for Chevron offshore Nigeria

Posted on 25 January 2011 in News

Pacific Drilling’s Pacific Bora drillship will go to work on the Agbami Field in Nigeria for Chevron’s subsidiary Star Deep Water Petroleum…

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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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