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IPTC features 5 plenary sessions, 50-plus technical sessions

Posted on 27 August 2009 in News

In 2008, the IADC Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter donated US$5,500 to the UAE Charity Challenge. Since then, that charity organization has been able to make two separate donations to the Dubai Centre for Special Needs (DCSN) and Uganda’s Malaria Consortium. …

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Exclusive interview with Dr. Lee Hunt, "Why Well Control?"

Posted on 21 August 2009 in News

Exclusive interview with IADC President Dr. Lee Hunt previewing his keynote presentation “Why Well Control?” for the 2009 IADC Well Control of the Americas Conference and other IADC events. …

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IADC accredits ENSCO Competency Assurance Program

Posted on 28 July 2009 in News

Ensco International announced on 20 July that IADC has accredited Ensco’s Competency Assurance Program (CAP) for 31 offshore positions. Accreditation by IADC validates that Ensco has a best-in-class CAP for offshore employees around the globe. …

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Don Jacobsen named senior VP – operations at Noble

Posted on 28 July 2009 in News

Noble Corp announced on 22 July that D.E. “Don” Jacobsen has been named senior vice president – operations, effective 30 July 2009. …

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Will oil fall to $20 on 20 December?

Posted on 28 July 2009 in News

“We’re about 5% away from the previous peak in global inventories, which was about 6.5 billion barrels of oil,” Dr Verleger said. “By September or October, we’ll have reached capacity, particularly for products. …

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Pride South Pacific contract offshore West Africa extended

Posted on 28 July 2009 in News

Pride International announced on 27 July that its deepwater semisubmersible rig, Pride South Pacific, has been awarded a one-year contract by a subsidiary of Noble Energy for operations offshore West Africa. …

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Transocean ultra-deepwater semi nabs Petrobras contract

Posted on 28 July 2009 in News

Transocean announced on 20 July that Petrobras has approved the award of a three-year contract for the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig Cajun Express for operations in Brazil. The rig is currently working in the US Gulf of Mexico for Chevron. …

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California says no to offshore Tranquillon Ridge project

Posted on 28 July 2009 in News

Plains E&P’s Tranquillon Ridge project was a no-go after the California State Assembly failed to approve legislation earlier this week that could’ve allowed it to become the state’s first offshore oil lease in decades. …

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Revolutionary two-cone bit to get ASME historical designation

Posted on 28 July 2009 in News

Baker Hughes Incorporated announced today that the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will designate the Hughes Christensen two-cone drill bit as a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark. …

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Industry leaders reach out to next-generation workforce

Posted on 28 July 2009 in News

The Offshore Energy Center hosted the 4th Annual Salute to Interns on 21 July at the House of Blues in downtown Houston. Many energy companies recruit summer interns and maintain contact with them through their college years even in a challenging economic environment. …

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