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Dual gradient drilling: Differentiators, benefits, barriers to implementation

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

DGD systems being considered today encompass three fundamentally different approaches — seabed pumping…

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Moving dual gradient drilling technologies to implementation requires a systematic process

Posted on 10 May 2011 in News

“As an operator, we have to ensure that there is a clear benefit (of new technology) to all stakeholders in order…

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Newbuilds entering Middle East market at rapid pace

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

The Middle East region is the destination for many newbuild rigs, according to Ibrahim Al-Alawi, deputy chief executive officer for AlMansoori Petroleum…

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Non-responsive IADC-accredited training providers may face disciplinary action

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

IADC will take disciplinary action against training providers who have chosen not to respond to corrective…

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Total contracts ENSCO 8504 ultra-deepwater semi for Brunei

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

An Ensco subsidiary has entered into a drilling contract for the ENSCO 8504 semisubmersible with Total E&P Deep Offshore Borneo…

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Ensign rig to drill for Rodinia in Australia’s Officer Basin

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

Ensign Australia’s Rig #16 is being mobilized for an approximately 2,000-km journey from South Australia’s Cooper Basin to the Officer Basin to drill…

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Survey finds 89% proud to work in offshore oil & gas sector

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

Despite a recognition that offshore work will become more challenging, 89% of offshore oil and gas workers say they are proud to work in this industry…

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Test results demonstrate potential of new sand control system

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

In preparation for the full-scale deployment of its sand management system, UK-based Darcy has completed an operator-sponsored project to…

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Petrobras begins extended well test at Brava

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

Petrobras began an extended well test (EWT) at the Brava area in the Campos Basin pre-salt last week. The Brava reservoir, believed to hold about…

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Roundup: Contracts for Aker, MicroSeismic and Expro opens facility

Posted on 25 April 2011 in News

Aker Solutions has signed two contracts worth about $230 million with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding…

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