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Seadrill building two jack-ups, four new drillships

Posted on 02 December 2010 in News

Seadrill is building two new jack-up drilling rigs in China. The company entered into an agreement for construction of the rigs with Dalian Shipbuilding…

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Bahrani oil minister calls for increased investment in well control

Posted on 01 December 2010 in News

Bahrani Minister of Oil and Gas Affairs and Chairman of National Oil and Gas Authority Dr Abdul Hussain bin Ali…

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IADC ensures WellCAP is strong and well-suited for industry needs

Posted on 01 December 2010 in News

Just as the world is watching how the energy industry responds to challenges produced by the Macondo incident, participants in the…

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Saudi Aramco revises well control procedures

Posted on 01 December 2010 in News

In an unusual move to improve personnel certification and training at the assistant driller level, Saudi Aramco’s Well…

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Deloitte: Six months until GOM returns to full steam

Posted on 01 December 2010 in News

Gulf of Mexico operations will not return to full steam for a good six months, but deepwater will continue as an important source of global oil and gas…

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NOIA response to Salazar visit: Continued disappointment

Posted on 01 December 2010 in News

Commenting on US Interior Secretary’s meeting with the Shallow Water Energy Coalition on 22 Nov in Houma, Louisiana, National Ocean…

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Statoil gets investigative report into Gullfaks drilling

Posted on 01 December 2010 in News

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway presented its report of the investigation into the drilling and well operations on the Gullfaks field…

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Matt Ralls, Rowan, elected 2011 IADC chairman

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

Matt Ralls, president and CEO of Rowan Companies, was elected 2011 IADC chairman at the association’s 2010 Annual General Meeting…

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2010 IADC Contractor of the Year: Scott Gordon, Unit Texas Drilling

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

Scott Gordon, regional vice president of Unit Texas Drilling, was named 2010 IADC Contractor of the Year on 12 November…

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In post-Macondo world, more must be done to get the truth out about our industry

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

The drilling industry has facts and truth on its side, yet it has done a poor job of relating those facts and truths to the…

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