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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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IADC files amicus brief in support of deepwater drilling

Posted on 06 July 2010 in News

IADC has filed an amicus brief supporting the resumption of deepwater drilling. The brief, filed before the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals…

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Judicial lifting of drilling ban may not last

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

Another day, another deepwater moratorium? Seems likely. Although US District Judge Martin Feldman of New Orleans issued a 22 June injunction…

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Macondo by the numbers

Posted on 01 July 2010 in News

Press and government are trotting out many numbers related to the Macondo accident. Below are some of the less well-reported statistics…

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