Statoil sanctions Julia development in GOM with ExxonMobil, pushes ahead with Logan

Posted on 15 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Pursuing further growth in its US offshore portfolio, Statoil has sanctioned its fourth field development in the Gulf of Mexico…

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Exclusive video: New composite wireline cable contains seven-conductor electrical core

Posted on 15 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC

Serko Sarian, telemetry and conveyance portfolio manager for Schlumberger, talks with Drilling Contractor…

PETRONAS: NOCs expand globally with increasing autonomy, financial strength

Posted on 15 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC

National oil companies (NOCs) continue to assume an increasingly meaningful role in the oil and gas industry…

Exclusive video: Keystone module enables remote control of downhole tools

Posted on 15 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC

Paul Day, business development director for Weatherford, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott about the company’s Keystone module…

50% of total production to be pre-salt by 2020, Petrobras says

Posted on 15 May 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

Recounting Petrobras’ history in presalt activities so far, Carlos Tadeu da Costa Fraga, executive manager for Petrobras, shared the company’s..

DNV: As dual gradient grows, system qualification will be needed to ensure safe operations

Posted on 15 May 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC

As industry gains experience in the deployment of dual-gradient drilling (DGD) systems on floating rigs…

Photo gallery: Spotted at OTC

Posted on 15 May 2013 in News, OTC

Browse the OTC photo gallery, a collection of photos taken at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.

GE unveils BOP surface control system, condition monitoring/sensing for subsea at OTC

Posted on 08 May 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

A BOP surface control system and operator interface designed for deepwater drilling was among several technologies…

Tesco introduces top drive, casing system for extended reach

Posted on 08 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC

Tesco Corp has completed tests for two products – the HXI 150-ton top drive and Hydraulic Compact CASING DRIVE SYSTEM (HCCDS) – for extended reach…

Exclusive video: Steerable drilling liner service drills, evaluates wellbore while installing liner

Posted on 08 May 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

Baker Hughes has introduced SureTrak, a steerable drilling liner service that was among the latest technologies launched at the…

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