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Post-Macondo: ‘New normal’ still evolving

Posted on 21 June 2011 in News

The Macondo incident may be a year behind us, but changes to offshore drilling are still striking the industry at near-breakneck speeds…

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Human-free drilling? For some, it’s almost here. For others, it still sci-fi.

Posted on 21 June 2011 in News

Is human-free drilling possible? Will it ever be possible? How close are we? Depending on which panelist you listen…

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Poland’s Orlen: More rigs needed to develop real shale gas market

Posted on 21 June 2011 in News

Wieslaw Prugar, president of Orlen Upstream, a company exploring for shale gas in Poland, has yet to see “any serious interest” from drilling contractors…

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Maersk Oil’s Albrechtsen calls for new partnership model between operators, contractors

Posted on 21 June 2011 in News

Cooperation between oil companies and drilling contractors have created impressive results – such as the…

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Are you striking the right balance between personal and process safety?

Posted on 21 June 2011 in News

Ever since the tragedy of Macondo last year, Shell’s executive VP of wells Peter Sharpe has been…

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ART, DSATS groups push ahead with automation integration projects

Posted on 21 June 2011 in News

The IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee and the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical…

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Saipem lands drilling contracts worth $600 million

Posted on 21 June 2011 in News

Saipem announced this week a multitude of offshore and onshore drilling contracts totaling $600 million. First, Eni has extended the charter for the…

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Blue Tarpon fracturing and stimulation vessel launched in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 21 June 2011 in News

Baker Hughes launched its Blue Tarpon fracturing and stimulation vessel on 9 June. The 300-ft ship has a…

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ExxonMobil scores big with first post-moratorium GOM exploration well

Posted on 09 June 2011 in News

ExxonMobil has scored two major oil discoveries and a gas discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in…

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IADC ISP report shows LTI, recordables slightly up in 2010

Posted on 07 June 2011 in News

The drilling industry lost some ground in 2010 when it came to its lost-time incidence (LTI), recordable incidence and fatality rates, according to the newest…

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