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Video: Noble PATH program defines job competencies, career paths

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

In October 2013, Noble rolled out PATH, a “promotion and advancement through hard work” program that is designed to measure, optimize and demonstrate the competency…

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Maersk Drilling names new ultra-harsh environment jackup

Posted on 24 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has named a new ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, in a ceremony at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore. Maersk Intrepid is the first in a…

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Precision Drilling signs new international contracts, increases 2014 CAPEX plan

Posted on 24 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Precision Drilling has signed a multi-year contract for a Super Triple newbuild, ST-2000 rig that will be delivered in Q4 late this year. In Mexico, the company has also signed…

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Halliburton launches well testing system for wireless control of downhole tools, measurements

Posted on 21 March 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Halliburton has released the RezConnect well-testing system for wireless control of downhole drill stem test tools (DST), measurement and analysis of well-test data in real time. Previously, control of DST…

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OSRL opens Brazil base housing subsea capping stack

Posted on 14 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL), a global response cooperative funded by some 160 oil and energy companies, has opened a new base in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. The base houses…

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Petrobras confirms deepwater discovery in Potiguar Basin


Posted on 13 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras has completed drilling wildcat well 1-BRSA-1205-RNS (1-RNS-158), also known as Pitu, and has confirmed the discovery of intermediate oil (24º API)…

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Energy XXI to add significant assets through EPL merger

Posted on 12 March 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Energy XXI has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of EPL Oil & Gas for a total consideration of $2.3 billion, including the assumption…

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Exclusive video with Don Hannegan: MPD moves into drilling mainstream

Posted on 12 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) has been used to mitigate a multitude of drilling hazards, with hundreds of applications from various types of rigs under its belt. In this…

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Exclusive video: 3D visualization capabilities aid zonal isolation

Posted on 12 March 2014 in Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos

Pre-job planning based on a risk-based approach can help operators to ensure that zonal isolation is achieved in their wells. In this exclusive video from the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference…

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Exclusive video: NOV Fluid Hammer moves entire BHA axially, increases ROP

Posted on 11 March 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

With an expected launch at this year’s OTC, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) gave DC an exclusive introduction to its new Fluid Hammer technology…

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