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BSEE inspects new Appomattox platform


As Shell finishes construction on its Appomattox Semi-Submersible Platform hull, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) engineers and inspectors signed off on several topsides components during a pre-production inspection 27 March 2018. Royal Dutch Shell, 79% owner and its partner, Nexen Petroleum Offshore, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC, will operate the platform about 80 miles off Louisiana’s coast in the Mississippi Canyon...

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ART DCS Subcommittee plans survey on IADC Daily Drilling Report


The IADC Drilling Control Systems (DCS) Subcommittee, under the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee, is writing a survey on usage and value of the IADC Daily Drilling Report (DDR). The subcommittee is undertaking a review of the IADC tour sheet and plans to revamp the form in print and electronic formats. The DDR Plus project will also include work to map rig sensors to drilling states and to develop guidelines for rig sensor stewardship...

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