Archive | News

Another discovery made in Brazil's ultra-deep Santos Basin

Posted on 15 September 2009 in News

Petrobras has announced the finding of another oil and gas field in the pre-salt reservoir of block BM-S-9, in ultra-deep Santos Basin waters. …

PrintFriendlyShare This

Comments (0)

Gas discovery made in UK West of Shetland

Posted on 15 September 2009 in News

DONG Energy has made a natural gas discovery in the Glenlivet license West of Shetland, located close to the Laggan and Tormore gas discoveries. …

Comments (0)

Newfield encounters oil in Pearl River Mouth Basin well

Posted on 15 September 2009 in News

Newfield Exploration Company has made a second drilling success on Block 16/05 in the Pearl River Mouth Basin in China. …

Comments (0)

Well control conference keynote: Training, technology, cooperation transformed industry

Posted on 27 August 2009 in News

With the oil and gas industry’s emphasis today on health and safety and environmental stewardship, it is hard to imagine a time when wells spewing gallons of easy-to-find oil were a cause for celebration. …

Comments (0)

Analyst: Rebounding economy signals higher oil, gas prices

Posted on 27 August 2009 in News

The economy is starting to rebound, and that is good news for oil and gas prices and domestic and international rig counts, says Douglas Becker, managing director oil services & equipment for SMH Capital, an institutional equity research group. …

Comments (0)

MMS addresses lifting, SEMS, testing at IADC well control conference

Posted on 27 August 2009 in News

The drilling industry’s well control record on the Outer Continental Shelf is being applauded by the agency that regulates and monitors that domain. …

Comments (0)

API committee aims to provide consistency in HPHT equipment, practices

Posted on 27 August 2009 in News

A technical report aimed at providing consistency in high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) practices is being prepared by a group of API task groups consolidated as the Executive Committee of Standardization. …

Comments (1)

Control systems found to be leading cause of downtime in BOP study

Posted on 27 August 2009 in News

As the drilling industry continues to move forward with new technology, procedures and increasing emphasis on health, safety and environment, the effectiveness of blowout prevention techniques is being studied with greater scrutiny. …

Comments (0)

Dual-element RCDs may provide extra layer of safety in high-pressure wells

Posted on 27 August 2009 in News

Increasingly complex oil and gas wells in a climate of declining resources have made tools like rotating control devices a necessity in drilling operations today. …

Comments (0)

Blowout simulation leads to recommendations for high-risk contingencies

Posted on 27 August 2009 in News

A serious blowout in a gas exploration well in the heavily populated Sichuan Basin of China raged for 13 days until operators finally were able to extinguish the inferno on the third attempt. …

Comments (0)

Recent Drilling News

  • 22 April 2015

    Transocean appoints Jeremy D. Thigpen as President & CEO

    Transocean has announced that Jeremy D. Thigpen has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective 22 April 2015. Mr Thigpen succeeds Ian C. Strachan, Interim...

  • 22 April 2015

    Noted broadcast journalist Eithne Treanor to MC IADC World Drilling 2015, Rome, 17-18 June

    IADC is pleased to announce that noted industry broadcast journalist and professional moderator Eithne Treanor will serve as master of ceremonies...

  • 22 April 2015

    UBO & MPD Committee drives safe practices, while survey indicates industry moving toward acceptance

    The IADC Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling Committee continues to drive safe practices...

  • 22 April 2015

    Video: Schlumberger’s At Balance brand aims to make MPD more accessible

    Schlumberger recently brought back the At Balance brand as a family of product and services offering at the 2015 IADC/SPE Managed Pressure Drilling and Underbalanced...

  • 21 April 2015

    Petrobras’ first MPD operation aboard a DP rig succeeds

    Petrobras’ first use of MPD aboard a dynamically positioned rig proved successful and kept NPT to less then 3%, according to a paper presented at the 2015 IADC/SPE...

  • Read more news

    FEATURED MICROSITES