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Rig Census: Specialty rigs to increase over next five years

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

The industry can look forward to an increase in specialty rigs over the next five years, Jeremy Thigpen, National Oilwell Varco president of downhole…

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Dual-Gradient Drilling Project resumes

Posted on 15 November 2010 in News

The industry Dual-Gradient Drilling Project that was begun nine years ago is back on track with a second well being planned for 2012. The world’s first well to…

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Maersk Deliverer to drill in Gulf of Guinea

Posted on 09 November 2010 in News

Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with African Petroleum Corp for a two-well program to be conducted by the Maersk Deliverer ultra-deepwater…

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Harsh-environment, ultra-deepwater semisubmersible SeaDragon I christened

Posted on 09 November 2010 in News

SeaDragon I, the first of two identical Moss Maritime CS50 MK II design ultra-deepwater dynamically positioned…

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Panel discussion: Maximizing profitability through competency, talent retention

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

Competency, collaboration, certification and talent retention were mentioned as ways to create synergies that…

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Shell Malaysia chairman: Well integrity is new front in industry HSE

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

Personal safety has been on the forefront of the industry’s HSE efforts for many years, but Mohammed Anuar Taib, chairman of Shell Malaysia, believes a new front is emerging – in well integrity…

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In Southeast Asia, regional focus is needed for rig planning

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

With a wealth of fast-expanding economies, Southeast Asia is a “growth engine” full of opportunities and challenges for the E&P industry…

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Slim drillship conceptualized for optimized subsea intervention

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

Working with Stena Drilling, Keppel Offshore & Marine has proposed a slim drillship design optimized for re-entry into existing subsea wells…

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Southern Iraq’s Rumaila field kicks into high gear

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

October saw the highest levels of activity on the Rumaila oilfield in southern Iraq since the Technical Service Agreement was signed in 2009 and BP…

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UK study finds industry is attracting younger workers

Posted on 08 November 2010 in News

A report published by the Oil and Gas UK on the UK’s offshore workforce demographics for 2009 shows the average age of offshore workers is 40.4 years…

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