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Ryan Directional Services inks deal to deploy Alcoa pipe in North American shales

Posted on 22 August 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Ryan Directional Services, a division of Nabors, has selected Alcoa’s FarReach alloy drill pipe for its onshore horizontal-drilling applications…

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Repsol runs BlueDock connectors in Trinidad and Tobago

Posted on 18 August 2014 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Repsol has recently run BlueDock connectors with elastomeric seals in Trinidad and
Tobago. The operation took place in the Arima 2 well on a jackup platform…

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Joe Hurt to retire from IADC

Posted on 15 August 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

After more than 14 years with IADC and a career spanning 42 years, Joe Hurt, Vice President of IADC’s Onshore Division, will retire at the end of August. Mr Hurt began his career in 1974 with Noble Corp, working on land drilling rigs…

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OneSubsea, Helix and Schlumberger to form subsea well intervention alliance

Posted on 13 August 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

OneSubsea, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Schlumberger have entered into a letter of intent to form an alliance to develop technologies and deliver…

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Noble Energy signs agreement to explore offshore Gabon

Posted on 12 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Energy has signed a production-sharing contract (PSC) with Gabon government, covering Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin. Under the terms…

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Opus Offshore selects DTI motion compensation for second set of Chinese drillships

Posted on 12 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling Technological Innovations (DTI) has been awarded a contract to provide motion compensation packages for the Tiger III and Tiger IV drillships…

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Seadrill secures contract for ultra-deepwater drillship in Nigeria

Posted on 11 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill Ltd, in cooperation with Field Offshore Design Engineering Nigeria Ltd, has secured a contract with Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd, an ExxonMobil…

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PTTEP, partners signs PSC for onshore exploration in Myanmar

Posted on 08 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

PTTEP South Asia Ltd (PTTEP SA), Palang Sophon Offshore Pte Ltd and Win Precious Resources Pte Ltd (WPR) signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Myanma Oil and…

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Maersk Drilling adds second XLE jackup rig to fleet

Posted on 08 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its second ultra-harsh environment jackup, XLE-2, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore on time. The rig will start its mobilization…

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Petrobras begins drilling first exploration well in Libra consortium

Posted on 07 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has started drilling the first exploration well in the Libra area. Schahin’s Cerrado drillship is drilling the well, known as 3-RJS-731. This is the first of two wells planned for the first phase…

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