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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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Survey: Do you believe in climate change & that human activities are affecting the Earth's climate?

Posted on 15 July 2009 in News

Click here to take the survey • Yes, scientific facts have undeniably proven that climate change is happening. • It’s likely. There is strong evidence to suggest it. • It’s unlikely. “Evidence” for climate change has been either questionable or disproven. • Absolutely not. The Earth is simply going through natural warming/cooling cycles.Where do you […]

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Baker Hughes, Shell unveil Real-Time Compaction Imaging system

Posted on 14 July 2009 in News

A Real-Time Compaction Imaging (RTCI) system has been unveiled that can lead to significant savings in well completions by using fiber optics to monitor sand screen deformations and casing shape in real time. …

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Sneak Preview: Pride Lescar facility underscores company's commitment to training

Posted on 14 July 2009 in News

Pride International’s commitment to training runs deep, a company culture in a land where learning runs back through the centuries. In the land where the Marquis de Lafayette, America’s great friend, reportedly trained, Pride International tore down its decades-old training center and there, like the proverbial Phoenix, arose a new and better facility. …

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