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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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Four receive Exemplary Service Awards at IADC Annual General Meeting

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

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt presented Exemplary Service Awards to four distinguished industry veterans at the IADC Annual General Meeting, 8-10 November…

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Oman KCA DEUTAG celebrates safety milestone

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

Oman KCA DEUTAG reached a major milestone in its 46-year history in October this year: For the first time, the company has completed one year without…

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People & Company News

Posted on 11 November 2009 in Departments, News

Ensco International has approved a plan to change the company’s legal domicile from Delaware to the UK, where the corporate headquarters would be relocated…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 10 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, November/December

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt (right) presents a commemorative gift to Jens Hoffmark, Maersk Drilling USA vice president business development, at a meeting of the…

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D&C News

Posted on 03 November 2009 in 2009, Departments, July/August, News

Jackup delivered to China Oilfield Services Keppel FELS delivered the new jackup COSLSTRIKE to China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) ahead of schedule and with a clean safety record. It is the third of three KFELS B Class jackup rigs commissioned by Awilco Offshore ASA prior to COSL’s acquisition. The first two rigs were delivered in […]

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D&C News

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, July/August, Microsites, News

Seadrill to build 4 more new jackups Seadrill has entered into agreements with Keppel FELS and PPL Shipyard in Singapore for the construction of a total of four jackup newbuilds with delivery in 2010. The two units to be built at Keppel FELS will be based on the KFELS Mod V ‘B’ design. The rated […]

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