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Ensco CEO Dan Rabun to retire

Posted on 13 November 2013 in News

Dan Rabun, chairman, president and CEO of Ensco, will retire after nearly eight years of service, the company announced today. Mr Rabun served during 2012 as IADC chairman and 2011 as vice chairman…

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Up to 7 Barents Sea wells among Statoil’s 2014 exploration plan

Posted on 12 November 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has announced plans to drill 20 to 25 exploration wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in 2014; approximately two-thirds will be Statoil-operated. …

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Julie Robertson named 2013 IADC Contractor of the Year

Posted on 11 November 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

In recognition of her career and industry contributions, Julie Robertson, Noble Corporation executive vice president, was recognized as the 2013 IADC Contractor of the Year …

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Transocean orders 5 more KFELS jackups

Posted on 11 November 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Transocean has awarded Keppel FELS a repeat order of five KFELS Super B Class jackups for US$1.1 billion. The rigs are scheduled to be delivered between Q1 2016 and Q3 2017…

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Jacobsen, Robinson, Reid receive IADC Exemplary Service Awards

Posted on 07 November 2013 in News, Videos

IADC awarded three industry leaders – Don Jacobsen, “Doc” Leon Robinson and David Reid – with Exemplary Service Awards today at the…

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IADC Well Servicing Committee workshop addresses HSE, technologies, regulations

Posted on 04 November 2013 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

The IADC Well Servicing Committee’s mission is to facilitate the exchange of information within the well servicing industry regarding…

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Taxes, costs dim Polish unconventionals, but optimism remains

Posted on 30 October 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Two years ago, Poland promised a bright future for unconventionals, but today, high costs, government…

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Abrasive formations, downhole temperatures create challenges for drill string integrity

Posted on 30 October 2013 in News, Onshore Advances

Shale drilling applications around the world can be demanding on rigs and equipment…

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European Commission: Public skepticism tops myriad challenges for shale gas prospects

Posted on 30 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Turning shale gas production into reality in Europe depends largely on geology, the market and, most importantly…

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Personnel, community drive Chevron’s European shale operations

Posted on 30 October 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Chevron faces a multitude of critical issues as it pushes forward with shale exploration in Eastern Europe…

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