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Video webinar airing 22 May: New approaches to site access minimize cost, risk and impact

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Departments, Global and Regional Markets, News

Good corporate citizenship and sound environmental practices are vital to maintaining the industry’s license to operate. At the same time, cost control is as important as ever…

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Marine simulator assists training, supports commissioning process for Jack-St. Malo development

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

A marine simulator that began primarily as a training tool ultimately evolved into a wide-scope system that was also able to help Chevron validate and trouble-shoot…

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Carl Trowell succeeds Dan Rabun as Ensco CEO and President

Posted on 09 May 2014 in News

Ensco has named Carl Trowell CEO and President. Mr Trowell will also be appointed to Ensco’s board. He succeeds Dan Rabun who is retiring after eight years as CEO…

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Cameron’s Cognition package provides new way to monitor subsea BOP

Posted on 09 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, The Efficient Rig

Cameron debuted the Cognition Stack Instrumentation Infrastructure Package and the EVO 300 Bonnet technology at the 2014 Offshore Technology…

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DNV GL proposes JIP for hybrid power on offshore units; publishes report on subsea technology 

Posted on 08 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

DNV GL is proposing a joint-industry project (JIP) for a hybrid-power concept for offshore units using batteries in combination with traditional power generation…

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GE’s “20-ksi” BOP completely re-engineered to meet demands of HPHT reservoirs

Posted on 08 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

GE Oil & Gas has unveiled its 20,000-psi, “20-ksi,” BOP system for drilling depths up to 12,500 ft at the 2014 OTC in Houston. GE’s global technology teams completely re-engineered…

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Wärtsilä: 4 concerns of LNG as a marine fuel

Posted on 08 May 2014 in News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Wärtsilä is providing the fuel systems – the propellers, the controls and the wheelhouse, in addition to the electrical systems – for six LNG-powered platform supply vessels…

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DNV GL acquires Marine Cybernetics

Posted on 07 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

DNV GL has acquired Marine Cybernetics, expanding DNV GL’s scope of services in the offshore and maritime industries. “We do a lot of verification and testing of hardware today…

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Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals’ wrench system speeds up rig time, reduces safety risks

Posted on 07 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals has developed the Superior Safety Wrench System (SSWS), a next-generation tool to eliminate the use of sledge hammers in the make up and break…

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Petrobras and Embraer to assess reliability of critical oilfield systems

Posted on 06 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Petrobras and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to apply the rigorous standards practiced in the aerospace industry to assess the requirements…

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