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‘Major changes’ coming for API Spec 2C

Posted on 15 July 2010 in News

“There’s going to be some fairly major changes” in the 7th edition of API Crane Specification 2C, Doug Morrow, Seatrax, said at the IADC Lifting…

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Simulation-based training targets entire team, not just crane operators

Posted on 15 July 2010 in News

Most fatal accidents connected with offshore work in the past 10 to 12 years have involved the use of lifting…

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Eni, Sonangol strike oil with Cabaca South East-1 well offshore Angola

Posted on 15 July 2010 in News

Eni and Sonangol have announced a major oil discovery in Block 15/06 offshore Angola. The Cabaca South East-1 well, located at a depth of 470 m…

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Ensco acquires Diamond jackup for deep-gas drilling

Posted on 15 July 2010 in News

An Ensco subsidiary has purchased Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Shield jackup, a KFELS Super B Class design delivered in 2008…

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News Release: IADC testimony to National Commission urges speedy return to drilling

Posted on 14 July 2010 in News

The International Association of Drilling Contractors today filed testimony with the Department of Energy’s…

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Salazar issues new suspensions on GOM deepwater drilling

Posted on 14 July 2010 in News

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on 13 July directed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM)…

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IADC study: Offshore workers don’t just live along Gulf Coast

Posted on 12 July 2010 in News

Offshore rig workers live throughout the United States, not only along the Gulf Coast, a new study conducted by IADC showed…

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Moratorium forces Diamond’s Ocean Endeavor from GOM

Posted on 09 July 2010 in News

The uncertainty in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is having the predicted effect of driving high-quality rigs out of the market…

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Congressmen join drilling industry in town hall meeting, pledge support to fight drilling moratorium

Posted on 07 July 2010 in News

Texas Congressmen Pete Olson and Kevin Brady joined the drilling industry in a town hall meeting…

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Survey: Integrate downhole, drilling systems

Posted on 06 July 2010 in News

Better integration of downhole and drilling systems are a key goal among drilling professionals wishing to advance the state of drilling automation…

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