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GOM doomed as E&P Dead Sea under “Americanization” proposals

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Congressional proposals to “Americanize” offshore vessels in the US Gulf of Mexico will inevitably grind OCS development and production to a halt…

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Keep abreast of Congressional actions at iadc.org

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Stay on top of the latest post-Macondo Congressional shenanigans through our weekly postings on www.iadc.org/offshore_GOM_reform. Every Friday, IADC…

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First two BOEM fact-finding forums set for 10-11 Aug. in Mobile & Pensacola

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

The new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement announced on 3 August that its first…

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BP completes MC252-well cementing in 6 hours

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

BP announced on 5 August that it has begun pumping cement into the MC252 well after receiving authorization from the National Incident Commander (NIC). The operation…

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IADC survey: Open interfaces for downhole tools, drilling control systems valued

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

A recent survey conducted by the IADC Drilling Control Systems (DCS) Subcommittee found that 78% of…

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Eni’s Arcadia field on production just 45 days after discovery

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Eni has started oil production from the Arcadia field, in the Western Desert of Egypt, only 45 days after its discovery…

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Environmental groups instigate flood of litigation

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Environmental organizations have launched a flurry of anti-offshore drilling lawsuits in various federal courts. IADC, along with USOGA…

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Fla. Hotel exec: Come on down! No oil in Tampa!

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

Don’t like media coverage of the oil spill (present company excepted, of course)? The Florida hotel industry stands shoulder to shoulder with you…

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Major oil companies announce oil spill containment system

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

A plan to build and deploy a rapid response system that will be available to capture and contain oil in the event of a potential future underwater…

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Rig Operations, Africa, key editorial features in Sept/Oct DC

Posted on 05 August 2010 in News

The September/October edition of DC, IADC’s official magazine, will take a close look at drilling rig equipment, emphasizing current trends…

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