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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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IADC to Coast Guard: Macondo report too focused on mitigation

Posted on 07 June 2011 in News

Recommendations made by the US Coast Guard’s Macondo joint investigation team are overly focused on mitigation rather than prevention, IADC told the…

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BOEMRE publishes checklist for operator permit applications

Posted on 07 June 2011 in News

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) said this week it is putting in place “significant improvements”…

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Petrobras Board OKs bidding program for 21 new rigs

Posted on 07 June 2011 in News

The Petrobras Board of Directors has given the go-ahead for the bidding process to award contracts for up to 21 offshore drilling rigs to be built in Brazil…

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Rowan orders two ultra-deepwater drillships

Posted on 07 June 2011 in News

Rowan Companies is getting into the ultra-deepwater rig market with the order of two newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships to be constructed by Hyundai…

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BHP Billiton brings first new GOM deepwater well online since moratorium

Posted on 07 June 2011 in News

BHP Billiton Petroleum announced on 7 June that it is the first company in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to bring…

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Contractors awarded jackup work, FEED project for modular rig

Posted on 07 June 2011 in News, The Efficient Rig

KCA DEUTAG has been selected by Woodside Energy to carry out a major front end engineering design (FEED) contract relating to a 3,000-hp modular…

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Petronas to enter shale gas market in Canada

Posted on 07 June 2011 in News

Petronas has formed a strategic partnership with Canada-based Progress Energy Resources Corp to develop the Altares, Lily and Kahta shale gas assets in…

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Impending deepwater drilling offshore Cuba heightens environmental awareness

Posted on 24 May 2011 in News

Clear blue sky. Turquoise ocean. Pristine beach. Will this picture of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) be the same a…

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