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Asia Offshore Drilling orders new KFELS B Class jackup

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

Asia Offshore Drilling (AOD) has exercised the first of two options to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$184 million with Keppel FELS…

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UK Parliament report backs shale gas, hydraulic fracturing

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News

The UK House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change Committee has put its support behind shale gas and hydraulic fracturing in a report looking…

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Forties field well delivers record initial production rate for Apache

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News

Apache Corp announced this week record initial production rates from a development well on the Forties field in the UK North Sea…

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New technology to recover oil-based mud overcomes ultrafines challenge

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News

A technology to recover oil-based mud (OBM) has met with success in Canada and North Dakota, saving clients…

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OGP issues guidelines for drilling hazard site surveys

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) has issued new guidelines for conducting offshore drilling hazard site surveys…

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IADC North Sea Chapter donates to cancer charities

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News

The IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC) has donated a total of £8,800 to two UK charities to support their work in the North of Scotland with those affected by cancer…

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IADC endorses 2012 IPTC in Beijing

Posted on 06 July 2011 in News

The sixth edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), endorsed by IADC, will be held 5-7 December 2012 at the China World Exhibition Hall in Beijing, China…

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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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