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Palmer Engineering Leadership Complex opens in Caruth Hall on SMU campus

Posted on 21 May 2010 in News

On 16 April 2010, former Rowan Companies CEO Bob Palmer and his wife, Rebecca Palmer, welcomed the…

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Statoil strikes gas north of Mikkel field

Posted on 19 May 2010 in News

Statoil has struck gas in exploration well 6407/2-6S, 5 km north of the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea. The discovery is being considered for development…

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Baker Hughes runs HPHT logging tools in ultra-deep Davy Jones well

Posted on 19 May 2010 in News

Baker Hughes has successfully deployed its Nautilus Ultra logging tools, designed for high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) environments, at the…

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Qatar Petroleum, Shell and Petrochina signs new exploration and production sharing agreement

Posted on 17 May 2010 in News

Qatar Petroleum has signed a new exploration and production sharing agreement with Shell and PetroChina…

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PETRONAS’ Miessner: Technology gaps remain in sand control, subsea rigless interventions

Posted on 17 May 2010 in News

PETRONAS Carigali is a relatively new player as an operator in deepwater, although we’ve been a deepwater joint…

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Modular GE deepwater tree reduces footprint, weight

Posted on 17 May 2010 in News

GE Oil & Gas launched its VetcoGray DHXT deepwater horizontal tree and integral control system at the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)…

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Rowan EXL I jackup delivered on time, within budget

Posted on 17 May 2010 in News

Keppel AmFELS has delivered the first of four EXL rigs to Rowan Drilling Company safely, on time and within budget. The rig, christened Rowan EXL I at the…

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Top tension riser systems developed for ATP’s Telemark Hub

Posted on 11 May 2010 in News, OTC

ATP Oil and Gas’ Telemark Hub in the Gulf of Mexico is being developed with a new deep draft floating production system, a triangular design with…

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OTC panel: Surface BOPs can extend rig’s water-depth capability

Posted on 11 May 2010 in News, OTC

Surface BOP (SBOP) isn’t exactly a new technology; it’s been standard practice on jackups for decades. However, for floating rigs, the SBOP has been…

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Statoil focuses on future subsea processing opportunities

Posted on 11 May 2010 in News, OTC

Subsea processing involves combinations of fluid conditioning and pressure boosting of well stream fluids and water at the seabed…

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