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BP confirms western extension of Kaskida field

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP announced that an appraisal well to test a western extension of the Kaskida field has confirmed oil in Lower Tertiary reservoirs five miles west of the Kaskida…

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Devon to divest all GOM, international assets, focus on onshore North America

Posted on 24 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Devon Energy Corp recently unveiled its plan to strategically reposition itself as a high-growth North American…

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Atwood’s VICKSBURG contract extended

Posted on 24 November 2009 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Atwood Oceanics announced that the VICKSBURG has been awarded a three-month contract extension by NuCoastal (Thailand) to continue…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 12 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, News, November/December

BJ Services Company has successfully installed the first InjectSafe chemical injection system with DynaCoil capillary injection strings offshore in two wells in Europe…

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Pride’s Raspino elected 2010 IADC chairman

Posted on 11 November 2009 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Louis Raspino, president and CEO of Pride International, was elected as the 2010 IADC chairman at the association’s 2009 Annual General Meeting…

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Drillers Outlook Panel: Challenges abound, but so do opportunities

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

It’s been said that drilling contractors are an optimistic bunch, and that certainly proved true with the three industry leaders who sat on the Drillers Outlook…

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Exclusive video: Goober changes name to Keen Energy Services

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

As part of a rebranding effort, Stillwater, Okla.-based Goober Drilling has changed its name to Keen Energy Services. This follows an aggressive fabrication…

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Exclusive video: 25 years of ‘doing what’s right for the rig’

Posted on 11 November 2009 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC celebrated president Dr Lee Hunt’s 25th anniversary with the association with a special video presentation at the 2009 IADC Annual General Meeting…

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Staying in balance is key to Anadarko model

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Steve Bosworth, Anadarko vice president worldwide drilling, gave thanks to the drilling contractors that were willing to work with his company on contract…

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ODS-Petrodata forecast: No balanced market in sight for jackups

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

From the perspective of Tom Kellock, head of consulting and research for ODS-Petrodata, the outlook for the worldwide jackup market is far from rosy…

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