Archive | News

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…

PrintFriendlyShare This

Comments (1)

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 …

Comments (0)

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…

Comments (0)

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…

Comments (0)

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…

Comments (0)

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…

Comments (0)

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…

Comments (0)

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…

Comments (0)

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.

Comments (0)

Silver lining in downturn: Drilling equipment availability up

Posted on 25 September 2009 in News

One silver lining in the downturn may be that drilling equipment is more available, as manufacturers scramble to fill spare capacity and innovate to get a leg up on the competition.

Comments (0)

Recent Drilling News

  • 31 October 2014

    Japan Drilling to operate new jackup under construction at Keppel

    The KFELS Super B Class design has a drilling depth of 35,000 ft. The rig's leg structure is designed to provide enhanced robustness for operations at 400 ft water depth...

  • 29 October 2014

    New intelligent water management solution based on oxidizer technology

    Nalco Champion has launched the RenewIQ line of oilfield water reuse solutions to help operators reduce freshwater consumption and associated handling costs...

  • 29 October 2014

    Baker Hughes launches all-electric intelligent well system

    Baker Hughes has commercially released its MultiNode all-electric intelligent well system. It allows operators to remotely monitor and control a greater number of production zones...

  • 29 October 2014

    Tercel collaborates with TOTAL to design MicroCORE PDC drill bit

    Tercel Oilfield Products has launched the MicroCORE cutting system at the 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam. The MicroCORE cutting...

  • 28 October 2014

    First extension well in pre-salt Libra leads to oil discovery

    The Libra consortium announced that the drilling of the first extension well in the Libra area, known as 3-BRSA-1255-RJS (3-RJS-731), has proven the discovery of high-quality oil...

  • Read more news

    FEATURED MICROSITES