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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 Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

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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Cuba, experienced partners ready for deepwater responsibilities

Posted on 24 May 2011 in News

“Companies active today in Cuba are very well experienced from the stewardship point of view,” professor Jorge…

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Petroleum engineering students get eye-opening experience at IADC Environmental Conference

Posted on 24 May 2011 in News

When Stephanie Liddelow, a petroleum engineering student from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)…

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Aging fleet, market bifurcation mean it’s really different this time

Posted on 24 May 2011 in News

“It’s different this time” is a phrase that the industry has heard numerous times through past boom and bust cycles over the decades. This time, however…

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Aramco’s Assaadan: Personnel development among most critical issues for Middle East

Posted on 24 May 2011 in News

Saudi Aramco may have to double or even triple the workforce on its rigs in the coming years in order to…

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