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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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IADC forms work groups on WITSML-OPC

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News

The IADC Drilling Control Systems (DCS) Subcommittee, led by Terry Loftis, Transocean, recently formed four work groups to address specific deficiencies…

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Xtreme Coil to build 4 new rigs for drilling in Niobrara

Posted on 19 July 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp recently won long-term contracts to build and operate four new XDR 500 drilling rigs, with commencement of operations…

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Zagreb 1 semi to undergo complete overhaul

Posted on 19 July 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Crosco Integrated Drilling & Well Services’ semisubmersible Zagreb 1 recently entered the shipyard to undergo maintenance and service that includes…

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IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference calls for papers

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News

Paper abstracts are being solicited for the 2012 IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference…

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ISO develops action plan to fight oil spills

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News

ISO has developed an action plan on International Standards to help the oil and gas industry combat oil spills by providing an inventory of…

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LAGCOE to feature sessions on deep gas, offshore facilities

Posted on 19 July 2011 in News

This year’s Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) will be held on 25-27 October at the Cajundome & Convention Center in Lafayette, La…

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Nabors’ modular Rig 702 is Papua New Guinea-bound for ExxonMobil

Posted on 06 July 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Nabors International unveiled its new modular Rig 702, the first of two headed for Papua New Guinea (PNG) for a 900-day contract with options for…

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Maersk Drilling orders two ultra-deepwater drillships

Posted on 06 July 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Maersk Drilling has ordered the construction of two ultra-deepwater drillships at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for delivery in…

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Songa Offshore to provide Statoil with 2 ‘category D’ rigs

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News

Statoil has awarded the contract for the construction of two new drilling rigs for use on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) to Songa Offshore…

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