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ABS issues guidance to minimize software-related errors on rigs

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

On today’s highly complex and computerized offshore drilling vessels, one critical component ensures that the multiple control systems…

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SEDS rig nears finish on Brazilian Solimões exploratory well

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

HRT Oil & Gas is close to completing the exploratory phase of the first 3,000-meter well in Brazil’s remote Solimões Basin using a self-erecting drilling…

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DCTZ 2011 encourages candid discussions on cutting-edge technologies

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

Drilling & Completing Trouble Zones Forum 2011 (DCTZ), 25-27 October in Galveston, Texas…

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Industry to roll out SEMS toolkit at upcoming conferences

Posted on 24 August 2011 in News

Three upcoming conferences are being held in Texas and Louisiana to introduce a toolkit that the Safety and Environmental Management Systems…

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Nabors to base all future land rigs on Minimum Area AC rig concept

Posted on 22 August 2011 in News

Rig 702, Nabors International’s newest state-of-the-art modular land rig designed for today’s complex and environmentally challenging drilling environments…

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Webcast: Shell looks to Arctic for long-term bounty

Posted on 19 August 2011 in News

The Arctic contains an estimated 400 billion bbl of hydrocarbon equivalents, according to a 2008 US Geological Survey report. The number accounts…

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IADC underwrites Energy & Environment desk for Houston radio station

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

IADC is providing underwriting support for an initiative being launched by Houston radio station KUHF News, 88.7 FM…

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IADC launches revamped website

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

IADC has launched a redesigned website (LINK TO IADC.ORG) featuring enhanced functionalities and an improved design. The website serves as a link between the global drilling industry and…

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ENSCO 8504 ultra-deepwater semisub delivered

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

Ensco took delivery last week of the ENSCO 8504 ultra-deepwater semisubmersible, the fifth of seven ENSCO 8500 Series rigs scheduled for delivery…

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Technology roundup: Packers Plus, Halliburton and Varel offer innovations in fracturing, bits

Posted on 16 August 2011 in News

Packers Plus Energy Services this week introduced the RepeaterPORT sleeve, which enables fracturing of…

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