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Diamond Offshore shifting fleet to meet deepwater, ultra-deepwater demands

Posted on 15 November 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Supported by dayrates hovering around $600,000 and increasing rig demand from frontier areas…

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Exclusive video: The roots and future of hydraulic fracturing

Posted on 15 November 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Matt Blauch, director of product development at Nabors, talks about the history and future of hydraulic fracturing…

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Andersson, Hannegan, Al-Hussain recognized with IADC Exemplary Service Awards

Posted on 15 November 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC recognized three longtime association supporters and industry veterans – Goran Andersson with Chevron…

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Seadrill receives Letter of Award for new ultra-deepwater semisubmersible

Posted on 13 November 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News

Seadrill has received a Letter of Award from Husky Oil Operations Limited for a five-year contract…

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Exclusive video: 2012 IADC Contractor of the Year Gregers Kudsk

Posted on 13 November 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

2012 IADC Contractor of the Year Gregers Kudsk speaks with Drilling Contractor editorial coordinator Joanne Liou…

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Latshaw Drilling acquires Keen Energy Services

Posted on 06 November 2012 in News

Latshaw Drilling Company has acquired Keen Energy Services. Latshaw Drilling’s fleet is now composed of 41 rigs and 1,000 employees…

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Africa: Diverse continent requires specific local knowledge

Posted on 30 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Most of Africa is not inherently more dangerous than many other regions of the world, but working in this vast and regionally diverse…

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Shales may push onshore rig boom in South Africa by 2016

Posted on 30 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Shale exploration and development will drive demand for high-horsepower onshore drilling rigs in South Africa from zero this year to nearly 60 by 2016…

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Successful flow testing program paves way for East Africa field development

Posted on 30 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

A successful DST program on the Prosperidade field offshore Mozambique has allowed Anadarko Petroleum to reduce…

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Shell to test technologies for enhancing deepwater well control

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Shell is testing three technologies designed to ensure ongoing process safety by preventing catastrophic incidents, with subsea trials set to begin in key…

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