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US Treasury announces expanded sanctions with Russian companies

Posted on 15 September 2014 in News

US Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has announced that persons operating within Russia’s defense and related materiel sector may now be subject to targeted sanctions…

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Cameron elects Scott Rowe as President and COO

Posted on 11 September 2014 in News

Scott Rowe will assume the newly created position of President and COO of Cameron, effective 1 October 2014. In his new role, he will report directly to Jack Moore, Chairman and CEO of the company…

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Statoil, GE and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels expand flare gas solution in Bakken

Posted on 11 September 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Onshore Advances

A joint venture of GE and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels (Ferus NGF), along with Statoil plan to expand a pilot project to capture flare gas and use it to power up to six…

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6 elements of successful collaboration among NOCs, IOCs, service companies

Posted on 10 September 2014 in News

The oil and gas landscape is shifting, with the continuing growth of NOCs and the industry going toward unconventional resources and new frontiers…

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PTTEP: NOCs, IOCs and service companies must combine strengths to overcome challenges

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

As assets become more mature and operations become more complex, industry is challenged with finding economical and environmentally friendly operating strategies…

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Revitalized IADC Southeast Asia Chapter unites companies to address regional issues

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The IADC Southeast Asia Chapter hosted its first meeting on 24 August after being dormant for more than five years. The need to address regional issues as a cohesive group…

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Climate, environment challenge operations in Myanmar, Thailand

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

In Q1 this year, Myanmar awarded 20 offshore blocks – 10 shallow water and 10 deepwater. In Q4 last year, 16 land blocks were awarded. “Myanmar is probably one of the last frontier areas in the world with…

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Hess SmartDrill optimization process improves ERD in North Malay Basin

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Last year offshore Malaysia, Hess deployed its SmartDrill drilling optimization process for the company’s first extended-reach drilling (ERD) campaign…

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Collaboration among multidisciplinary teams improves project monitoring, measuring, optimization

Posted on 09 September 2014 in News, Videos

Whether in partnerships or joint industry projects, collaboration is key to allow multidisciplinary teams to better monitor, measure…

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High-ROP bit development begins with understanding operator goals

Posted on 09 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Driven by Shell’s goal to increase ROP in the Marcellus, Ulterra developed the FastBack design platform byre-evaluating the way bits are built. The platform aligns the materials, design and manufacturing process to…

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