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BP scores 19th discovery in Angola’s Block 31

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

Sonangol and BP Exploration (Angola) have announced the Tebe oil discovery in ultra-deepwater Block 31, offshore Angola. This is the nineteenth discovery made by BP in Block 31…

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Geothermal project targets oilfield co-produced water

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

A US Department of Energy (DOE) collaboration aims to generate electricity from a geothermal source stemming from oilfield operations. The DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the Office of Energy Efficiency…

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New stimulation vessel targets high-pressure operations in GOM

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

BJ Services is launching a high-performance stimulation vessel for oil and gas wells in the Lower Tertiary and other Gulf of Mexico formations, the company announced at the 2009 SPE Annual …

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Diamond Offshore buys PetroRig II

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

Diamond Offshore Drilling has acquired from PetroRig II Pte Ltd the construction contract to purchase the newbuild 7,500-ft, dynamically positioned semisubmersible PetroRig II…

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Scorpion jackup contract with Petrobras extended

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

Petrobras has awarded Scorpion Offshore a two-year contract extension for the jackup Offshore Defender for continued operations offshore Brazil. The extension period will commence…

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Atwood Beacon to mobilize to Equatorial Guinea for Hess

Posted on 08 October 2009 in News

Atwood Oceanics’ ATWOOD BEACON has been awarded a contract by Hess Equatorial Guinea to drill offshore Equatorial Guinea under a firm program of six wells…

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Chevron to renew push for dual-gradient

Posted on 25 September 2009 in News

Chevron is getting back into the dual-gradient drilling business. Seen a decade ago as an enormous enabler to deepwater drilling by minimizing the number of casing strings, numerous dual-gradient solutions…

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Burns: To achieve zero incidents, every single person must take responsibility

Posted on 25 September 2009 in News

Anyone whose mind has wandered during a task and wound up walloping his fingers with a hammer can appreciate the warning given by Mark Burns, president of Ensco Offshore Internationa…

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Chief Dutch regulator calls for 'proactive' regulations, praises IADC HSE Case Guidelines

Posted on 25 September 2009 in News

In his keynote address to the 2009 Drilling HSE Europe Conference & Exhibition on 24 September, Jan de Jong, inspector-general of the State Supervision of Mines in the Netherlands…

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Windhorst, Bratthammar receive IADC Exemplary Service Awards

Posted on 25 September 2009 in News

Two longtime IADC supporters received IADC Exemplary Service Awards at the 2009 Drilling HSE Europe Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam on 23 September.

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