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Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, May/June, News

StatoilHydro awards 5-year contract to Aker Drilling rig StatoilHydro has awarded a five-year contract to Aker Drilling’s Aker Spitsbergen for drilling operations in the Norwegian Sea. The contract was originally awarded in December 2006, but StatoilHydro has had until now to decide the length of the fixed part of the contract, beyond a minimum period […]

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News Cuttings

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, Microsites, News

KCA DEUTAG director Claus Chur named Contractor of the Year IADC has named Claus Chur, KCA DEUTAG director technical services, as the 2008 IADC Contractor of the Year. “I am deeply honored to be selected as the 2008 IADC Contractor of the Year,” Mr Chur said in accepting the award. “I am particularly proud of […]

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Wirelines

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, News

Indonesia tax scheme raises concern IADC has written the Indonesian director general of tax to urge the consistent application of Indonesia’s “deemed profits” regime for offshore drilling contractors. Over many years, IADC has worked with the Indonesian government to establish a reliable taxation system for its members operating in Indonesia. As recently as 2005, an […]

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Despite GOM gloom, near- and longterm opportunities exist in Mexico, deepwater

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

Given the dour state of affairs for Gulf of Mexico Shelf drilling, one might imagine that 9 out of 10 LAGCOE registrants attended to pass out resumes.

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Bahraini Oil & Gas Minister predicts Middle East output will soar with technology

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

Advances in drilling technology will help Middle East hydrocarbon output leapfrog to necessary levels as demands soars, as expected in the coming days…

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Zuhair Al Hussain: Weigh social, enviro duties equally with economics & technology

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

While challenges of human resources, economics and technology remain important, Saudi Arabia has also embraced social and environmental…

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CO2 storage wells: new frontier for rigs?

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

An innovative frontier is emerging that could potentially hold significant new opportunities for the rig market as it pushes into a new…

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Survey at IADC Advanced Rig Tech Conference reveals attitudes, concerns

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

44.7% of attendees at September’s 2009 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference cited reliability as the characteristic in greatest need for…

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Panel Addresses “Limited Resources and Global Challenges”

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

Today’s upstream oil & gas industry is facing global challenges with limited resources. Challenges in three critical areas – people, equipment and technology…

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IADC issues new safety alerts

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

IADC has issued three new safety alerts citing potential rigfloor dangers and how each could have been mitigated. Each safety alert provides a description…

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