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ExxonMobil resumes drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope

Posted on 13 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

ExxonMobil announced that it has resumed drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope as construction continues toward bringing the initial production system online…

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Tullow Oil plugs Engomo-1 well, continues exploration and appraisal onshore Kenya

Posted on 11 March 2015 in News, Onshore Advances

The Engomo-1 exploration well in Block 10BA was drilled to a total depth of 2,353 m utilizing the SMP-106 rig. The well encountered interbedded sandstones…

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Coiled tubing gets smarter as operators seek greater certainty, reliability in well interventions

Posted on 11 March 2015 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

As coiled tubing becomes longer and stronger to address the challenges of increasingly complex wells, it is also becoming smarter in order to meet operator needs…

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BP makes second significant gas discovery in Egypt’s East Mediterranean Sea

Posted on 09 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP Egypt has announced another important gas discovery in the North Damietta offshore concession in the East Nile Delta…

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BP finalizes deal to develop Egypt’s West Nile Delta gas fields

Posted on 06 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP has signed the final agreements of the West Nile Delta (WND) project to develop 5 trillion cu ft (TCF) of gas resources and 55 million bbl of condensates with an estimated investment of…

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Pacific Drilling becomes first drilling contractor to receive COS SEMS certification

Posted on 05 March 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Pacific Drilling has become the first drilling contractor to complete the requirements to receive a Center for Offshore Safety (COS) SEMS Certificate…

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New MWD/LWD service rated to 392°F, 25,000 psi sets records in Haynesville

Posted on 04 March 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business line, has set field records with the Quasar Pulse Service, the only M/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F…

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Kosmos Energy finds hydrocarbons in CB-1 exploration well offshore Western Sahara

Posted on 03 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Kosmos Energy announced that the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Western Sahara encountered hydrocarbons. The well penetrated…

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Maersk Voyager drillship secures contract for work offshore Ghana

Posted on 02 March 2015 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Eni Ghana Exploration and Production, an Eni subsidiary, for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager…

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Wisco Moran debuts Padwise 1 walking rig in Texas

Posted on 02 March 2015 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

The trend among drilling contractors to install walking systems on rigs has solved a major logistical problem for operators on multiwell pads – negating the need for costly…

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