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Drilling & Completion News

The BSEE has released the final Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control regulations. The final Well Control Rule leaves unchanged 274 out of 342 original Well Control Rule provisions – approximately 80%. A total of 68 provisions were identified as appropriate for revision, and 33 provisions were added...

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On 17 April, US Vice President Mike Pence visited Latshaw Drilling Rig 45 in Midland, Texas. Vice President Mike Pence visits Latshaw Drilling Rig 45 in Midland, Texas, on 17 April. In his remarks, Vice President Pence noted, “It’s amazing to think what we can accomplish here in West Texas..."

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People, Companies & Products

Barry Smith has joined Noble Corp as Senior Vice President – Operations. Mr Smith has over 30 years of experience in offshore rig operations and technical services. He was previously employed with Atwood Oceanics beginning in 2006, where he held a number of operational positions...

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

A first-of-its-kind drilling industry technology roadmap report was publicly released on 1 June. The report, for drilling systems automation through 2025, was developed by a global group of 50 industry experts affiliated with IADC, SPE, AUVSI, Energistics, Southwest Research Institute and OPC Foundation...

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News Cuttings

The IADC North Sea Chapter recognized the best in safety performance at its annual Safety Awards Ceremony in April. The award for best safety performance in the jackup category went to Borr Drilling. Diamond Offshore was recognized in the floating rig category...

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