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D&C Tech Digest

Huisman rig completes 1st well in 6 weeks; drills surface hole using drilling with casing Huisman’s newly developed containerised drilling rig, the LOC 400, operated by the Northern Dutch Drilling Company (NDDC) for Northern Petroleum Netherlands (NPN), successfully completed its first well in Werkendam, The Netherlands. The unit drilled the well to a TD of 2,650 m (8,694 ft), from spud to rig release, in a period of six weeks. The LOC 400 drilled its first well to a TD of 2,650 m in six weeks. In addition, the 780-m (2,559-ft) surface hole was completed using drilling with casing techniques, which is a first for The Netherlands, and the depth of the surface hole by drilling with casing is a ...

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D&C News

Jackup delivered to China Oilfield Services Keppel FELS delivered the new jackup COSLSTRIKE to China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) ahead of schedule and with a clean safety record. It is the third of three KFELS B Class jackup rigs commissioned by Awilco Offshore ASA prior to COSL’s acquisition. The first two rigs were delivered in December 2006 and January 2008. COSLSTRIKE is capable of operating in water depths up 400 ft and drilling depth of up to 30,000 ft. The new COSLSTRIKE jackup. NOV, LSU unveil drilling model for IndustryConnect NOV M/D Totco and Louisiana State University (LSU) unveiled the physical drilling model for NOV’s IndustryConnect program during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in May. NOV M/D Totco contributed two RigSense systems ...

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News Cuttings

IADC NORTH SEA CHAPTER RECOGNIZES HSE EXCELLENCE WITH ANNUAL SAFETY AWARDS Winners of the IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC) Annual Safety Awards were announced during a ceremony on 15 May at Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen. Chapter chairman Steve Rae, Seawell, welcomed nearly 400 guests who joined him to recognise and celebrate the efforts of IADC members as they strive toward HSE excellence. NSC Annual Safety Award winners were announced on 15 May. Back row from left are: Dave Walls, Transocean; Kenny Dey, Seawell; Gunn Ekenberg Sondervik, Seawell; Tom Gravemaker, Noble Drilling; Paul McKay, Diamond Offshore; and Jon Bryce, Odfjell Drilling. Front row from left are: Rune Lorentzen, KCA DEUTAG; Ian McCartney, Weatherford UK; Jamie Rawson, Rowan Drilling;Neil Wilson, Rowan Drilling; ...

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