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Transocean newbuild drillships win decade-long contracts from Shell

Posted on 02 October 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Shell has awarded Transocean with 10-year contracts for four newbuild dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships…

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Atwood Oceanics secures contract for the Atwood Advantage drillship

Posted on 27 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Atwood Oceanics has secured a drilling services contract for the Atwood Advantage by a subsidiary of Noble Energy for a program commencing in the Mediterranean…

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Seadrill orders ultra-deepwater drillship for delivery in 2014

Posted on 24 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has ordered an ultra-deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung yard in South Korea. The project value is estimated to be around US $600 million…

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Petrobras signs subsea wellhead contract worth nearly US $1.1 billion

Posted on 18 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras has signed the world’s largest subsea wellhead contract, worth nearly US $1.1 billion, with GE Oil and Gas…

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Petrobras starts production from FPSO in Gulf of Mexico’s Chinook oilfield

Posted on 14 September 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras began oil production in the ultra-deepwaters of the Chinook oilfield…

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UBS analyst: North America to be energy independent by 2020

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

North America is on the path to energy independence, and the US will reduce its reliance on OPEC oil to zero by the end of this decade, asserts Nicole Decker…

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IADC Crown Center for Excellence opens channels for global communication, collaboration

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

IADC hosted the grand opening of its Crown Center for Excellence on 12 September at its Houston headquarters…

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Automation expert: Drilling industry hindered by traditional business model

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

The world has never needed more from the drilling industry than it does today, yet current methods of operation…

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SPE to hold drilling automation workshop on 7 October

Posted on 13 September 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Drilling automation will take center stage at the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Symposium on 7 October in…

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John Lindsay named H&P president/COO

Posted on 13 September 2012 in News

John Lindsay has been named president and chief operating officer of Helmerich & Payne Inc. The Board of Directors also appointed Mr Lindsay as a director…

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