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Deepwater Horizon Memorial Fund established

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News, OTC

The Deepwater Horizon Memorial Fund has been established to assist the families as they work through this difficult time.

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IADC, API ask DOI for shallow-water exemption from drilling ban

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News

Spurred by potential catastrophic potential job losses and ambiguities in the new-drilling ban issued by Washington…

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Care, partnership, resilience, tenacity: driving ‘impossible’ frontier projects forward

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News, OTC

Taking a break from the usual technical tone of the Offshore Technology Conference, John Hollowell, vice president…

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OTC 2010 keynote: Believing in the ‘impossible’ key to moving onto new frontiers

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News, OTC

At the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference Awards Luncheon on 4 May, Hugh Elkins was honored with the…

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Saudi Aramco builds up crude production, evaluating tight gas

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News, OTC

At the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference topical luncheon on 3 May, Saudi Aramco vice president of drilling and workover Zuhair Al Hussain…

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Seismic, geomechanical modeling can identify salt-related deepwater drilling hazards

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News, OTC

Drilling through a salt canopy can potentially provide a faster route to the subsalt objective rather than drilling through a…

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New technology allows fluid sampling with sensor in LWD assembly

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News, OTC

Halliburton announced during a news conference at OTC on 3 May the successful completion of field tests for the company’s GeoTap IDS fluid identification…

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Baker Hughes adds 130 jobs to Woodlands bit manufacturing plant

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News

Baker Hughes announced on 30 April it is expanding its drill bit manufacturing facility in The Woodlands, Texas, by adding 130 skilled manufacturing positions. The expansion is part of the company’s…

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GustoMSC, Shell, Frontier await completion of newbuild drillships using surface BOP technology

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News, OTC

GustoMSC’s “Bully” series newbuild drillship designs integrating surface BOP and subsea BOP operations will come to fruition in mid-2010…

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Four North Sea regulators offer views on well control

Posted on 15 April 2010 in News

It is rare that the regulatory agencies from the North Sea’s four leading hydrocarbon producers get together, but this is exactly what the IADC achieved on…

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