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Report: Fracturing among top 3 environmental issues in US

Posted on 05 August 2014 in Completing the Well, News

Approximately 57% of US consumers believe that fracturing is one of the three most important environmental issues today, a new report released this week shows. The study…

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Real-time helideck monitoring aids operational planning, safety on Ocean Guardian

Posted on 01 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Fugro has developed and delivered a new fully integrated helideck monitoring system to Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Guardian in the North Sea. Severe…

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Eni discovers gas and condensates offshore Gabon

Posted on 31 July 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has made a gas and condensates discovery in the Nyonie Deep exploration prospect in block D4, approximately 13 km offshore Gabon and 50 km from the capital city Libreville…

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Blue Ocean Technologies: Subsea well intervention completed in 6,700 ft without riser

Posted on 31 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Blue Ocean Technologies has set multiple records in subsea well intervention by intervening in, and subsequently plugging and abandoning, a production gas…

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Data pods provide BOP, riser info from two Barents Sea wells

Posted on 30 July 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Fugro has delivered a motion dataset from the BOP stack and lower riser of two deepwater wells in the Barents Sea using its DeepData pods. The DeepData pods…

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SDI completes 500th MagTraC MWD Ranging project

Posted on 28 July 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News

Scientific Drilling International (SDI) has completed the 500th MagTraC MWD Ranging project. MagTraC was introduced in 1998 to target challenging applications…

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Modular offshore rig design reduces deployment costs

Posted on 28 July 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

William Jacob Management (WJM) has introduced an offshore rig design that reduces deployment costs and improves speed-to-market for upstream operations. The 3,000-hp…

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Halliburton promotes Jeff Miller to President

Posted on 23 July 2014 in News

Halliburton has promoted Jeff Miller to President and has appointed him to the Halliburton Board of Directors effective 1 August 2014. Mr Miller is currently the…

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Statoil resumes production on Njord A platform

Posted on 23 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea, after a major reinforcement of the platform structure. Production had been shut down…

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Petrobras’ domestic oil production tops 2 million bbl/day in June

Posted on 22 July 2014 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras’ June oil production in Brazil averaged 2 million bbl/day (bpd), a 1.7% increase from May’s production of 1.9 million bpd. In addition, the production operated…

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