Thursday, September 18, 2014
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BP Plans Deeper Drilling for Offshore Oil Despite Ruling

Even as it faces $50 billion in potential liabilities from the worst U.S. offshore oil spill, BP Plc is leading the effort to extract crude from deep below the sea, a place as extreme and inhospitable as the surface of Mars.

September 18, 2014
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Monday, February 24, 2014
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Maersk Drilling Takes Delivery First Ultra Deepwater Drillship, Maersk Viking [PHOTOS]

Maersk Drilling on Monday announced that it has taken delivery of its first ultra deepwater drillship, Maersk Viking, from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in South Korea.

February 24, 2014
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Fincantieri Unveils New Drillship Design

New "OVERDRILL" design promises increased variable deck load capacity, reduced overall dimensions, and increased efficiency.

May 6, 2013
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pacific Drilling Pulls Trigger on Eighth Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

Drilling contractor Pacific Drilling (NYSE: PACD) is kicking off 2013 by continuing on an aggressive ultra-deepwater drillship expansion program, announcing Tuesday that it has exercised an option to construct its...

January 22, 2013
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Looking to NASA’s Curiosity Rover For Fresh Ideas

It has been said that the technology used to drill ultra-deepwater oil and gas wells rivals that of NASA.  Sometimes those comparisons are more literal than you might expect. Here’s...

September 7, 2012
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Global Deepwater Drilling Boom Continues!

HOUSTON–The global quest for deepwater oil and gas fields continues unabated, despite recent economic turmoil and concerns about where energy prices might go. In the second quarter, offshore-drilling contractors posted...

August 15, 2012
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Friday, January 20, 2012
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Shell Wins $970M Offshore Nova Scotia Ultra-Deepwater Exploration Bid, Largest Ever for Eastern Canada

Royal Dutch Shell has won a $970 million bid (NS 11-1) for exploration rights offshore Nova Scota, says the Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB). This 9-year license covers...

January 20, 2012
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Friday, December 24, 2010

K Line Offshore’s KL Sandefjord: the world’s most powerful anchor handling tug

K Line Offshore’s KL Sandefjord just completed sea trials and set the new world record at 430 tons (390 metric) for a bollard pull by an anchor handling vessel on...

December 24, 2010
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pride announces order for fifth ultra-deepwater drillship

HOUSTON, TX, Dec 14, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) today announced that the company has reached agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) for the...

December 16, 2010
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

BW Offshore and Prosafe Production Join Forces

But what’s the deal with the mystery behind this merger?  According to BW Offshore’s website, Australia, Canada, Japan, and the United States are not privy to this deal.  Like their...

November 11, 2010
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Transocean Executives Discuss 3rd Quarter Results

Transocean’s CEO Steven Newman; Ricardo Rosa, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Ihab Toma, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning; and Terry Bonno, Vice President of Marketing discussed...

November 6, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Discoverer Americas Spuds In off Egypt…in almost 9000 feet of water

About a week or two before the drilling moratorium was lifted in the Gulf of Mexico, the Statoil-contracted Discoverer Americas pulled anchor and motored east loaded to the gills with their...

October 27, 2010
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