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Transocean to acquire Aker Drilling for $1.4 billion

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

Transocean announced this week an offer to acquire Aker Drilling for $1.43 billion that Aker’s Board of Directors has unanimously recommended accepting…

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Shell, CNPC look to automated well manufacturing for step-change

Posted on 02 August 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

The time is ripe for a step-change in the high-density segment of the drilling business, and two giants in the energy industry – Shell and China National…

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Maersk invests in state-of-the-art drilling simulator

Posted on 02 August 2011 in News

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Training have invested in a DrillSIM-6000 drilling simulator from UK-based Drilling Systems that will be housed in a purpose-built…

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Ensign acquires Rowan’s land drilling division

Posted on 02 August 2011 in News

Ensign Energy Services has entered an agreement to acquire the land drilling division of Rowan Companies, which includes 30 electric land drilling rigs…

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Noble gives go-ahead to build two more high-spec jackups

Posted on 02 August 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Noble Corp has exercised options with Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard for the construction of two additional high-specification…

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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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