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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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CAODC 2010 sees smaller Canadian fleet in 2010

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors anticipates a continued decline in the size of the Canadian fleet in 2010, due to equipment…

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D&C Tech Notes

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

Baker Hughes successfully ran a 24-stage completion in the Williston Basin for Whiting Petroleum Corp, the company reported. This is among the largest…

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People & Company News

Posted on 29 October 2009 in News

GE Oil & Gas’ PII Pipeline Solutions business has been awarded a multi-million U.S. dollar, six-year contract to supply Qatargas Operating Company…

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Revised IMO MODU Code nears adoption

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

After a nearly five-year effort, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is expected to adopt an updated version of the IMO MODU Code next month…

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Video Interview: Carbon storage may open new frontier for rigs

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

IADC group vice president/publisher Mike Killalea spoke with George Koperna, co-chairman of the SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture, Storage and Utilization…

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Rowan restarts newbuild jackup construction

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

Rowan Companies has announced that it will resume construction of its fourth EXL class jackup at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, with delivery expected in the first quarter of 2012…

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BP extends Deepwater Horizon contract

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Deepwater Horizon has been awarded a three-year contract extension by BP for operations in the US Gulf of Mexico…

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Red Sea Petroleum contracts Seadrill jackup

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

Seadrill has been awarded a two-well contract by Red Sea Petroleum Operating Company (RSPOC) for the jackup rig West Prospero. The assignment is for operations offshore Sudan…

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