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Baker Hughes completes shale frac project in Argentina

Posted on 02 August 2011 in News

Baker Hughes recently completed its first unconventional hydrocarbon shale hydraulic fracturing and stimulation project in Argentina for YPF in the…

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Keppel FELS completes Scarabeo 9 for Saipem

Posted on 02 August 2011 in News

Keppel FELS has completed construction of Saipem’s Scarabeo 9 ultra-deepwater semi, which already has a contract to drill for Repsol offshore Cuba…

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Petronas strikes gas in two shallow-water wells offshore Sabah

Posted on 02 August 2011 in News

PETRONAS Carigali, the exploration and production arm of Petronas, recently made two significant gas discoveries in the shallow water areas offshore the…

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People and companies roundup: Rowan, Diamond Offshore and Schlumberger

Posted on 02 August 2011 in News

Rowan Companies, Diamond Offshore and Schlumberger recently announced executive appointments…

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Study: GOM drilling could create 190,000 jobs by 2013

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News

If the federal government can find a way to get permitting activity in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to return to levels that existed before the 2010 moratorium…

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IADC forms work groups on WITSML-OPC

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News

The IADC Drilling Control Systems (DCS) Subcommittee, led by Terry Loftis, Transocean, recently formed four work groups to address specific deficiencies…

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Xtreme Coil to build 4 new rigs for drilling in Niobrara

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp recently won long-term contracts to build and operate four new XDR 500 drilling rigs, with commencement of operations…

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Zagreb 1 semi to undergo complete overhaul

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

Crosco Integrated Drilling & Well Services’ semisubmersible Zagreb 1 recently entered the shipyard to undergo maintenance and service that includes…

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IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference calls for papers

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News

Paper abstracts are being solicited for the 2012 IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference…

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ISO develops action plan to fight oil spills

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News

ISO has developed an action plan on International Standards to help the oil and gas industry combat oil spills by providing an inventory of…

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