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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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Check-6 deploys new well control training system at Texas Tech University

Posted on 07 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Check-6 will install three Well Control CATS (Competency Assurance Training Systems) at Texas Tech University’s Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research…

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Video: Baker Hughes STEM event sparks student interest in oil and gas industry

Posted on 06 August 2014 in News, Videos

More than 20 middle and high school students spent a day last week at the Baker Hughes Drill Bit Facility in The Woodlands, Texas, to learn about the oil…

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ADIPEC 2014: Challenges and opportunities for the next 30 years

Posted on 05 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), a multi-disciplinary conference, targets international and regional oil and gas…

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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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