Offshore Engineer Drilling Hardware News


CMC Installed on Ocean Blackhawk Drillship

Jul 04, 2019

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore (STEHMO) installed a NOV crown mounted compensator (CMC) on Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Blackhawk drillship.The 215-metric-ton passive heave compensator was fully assembled and lifted on the top of the derrick on May 22…

Drill-tech Trends: Hybrid Rigs, Automation

Jun 20, 2019

Fully-automated drilling aboard a semisubmersible or jack-up drill rig powered by batteries has just become a reality. As May 2019 got underway, new, modern rigs were being ordered on more exploration, and no fewer than eight modern rigs — seven…

Expanding into a Temporary Abandonment Solution

Jun 05, 2019

Deepwater drilling activities require contingencies for temporary abandonment of the well, sometimes necessitated by wellhead change outs or riser work, and sometimes by Mother Nature.Existing mechanical solutions can struggle with restrictions inside the riser or seabed structure…

Push-the-Bit RSS

May 14, 2019

Two service companies known for point-the-bit rotary steerable systems (RSS) each decided in 2016 to create their own push-the-bit tools. Their offerings are aimed at increased tool reliability, utilization, smoother wellbores and higher levels of drilling performance consistency from well to well…

Equinor Awards Drilling Services Contracts

May 14, 2019

Equinor said it has awarded a group of drilling service contracts worth about NOK 2.5 billion ($286 million), exclusive of options, to several suppliers.The services will be delivered to both new and existing fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS)…

GustoMSC Delivers Chela to Maersk Drilling

May 10, 2019

GustoMSC, the developer of the Chela crane, has transferred the multi-functional arm to Danish offshore driller Maersk Drilling.GustoMSC, which designs and engineers solutions for mobile offshore units, said in a press release that Maersk Drilling…

Maersk Drilling Unveils Hybrid Low-Emission Rig

May 08, 2019

Danish rig operator Maersk Drilling has announced what it's calling the first hybrid, low-emission drilling rig, based on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Through a series of upgrades, Maersk Drilling aims to convert the Maersk Intrepid ultra…

Schlumberger Launches New Service at OTC

May 07, 2019

Schlumberger has introduced the IriSphere look-ahead-while-drilling service at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week. The new service provides the industry’s first application of electromagnetic (EM) technology for detecting…

Hibiscus Gets Positive Result from Ithaca's Cook Field

May 07, 2019

Anasuria Hibiscus UK, a subsidiary of Hibiscus Petroleum, was informed by Cook JV operator Ithaca that the Cook water injection well was drilled to a total depth of 13,045 feet measured depth.'In drilling the water injection well, the reservoir…

Weatherford Unveils Managed Pressure Drilling Tech

May 07, 2019

The Irish-domiciled multinational oil and natural gas service company Weatherford International plc unveiled Victus intelligent managed pressure drilling (MPD), an Industry 4.0 solution that features intelligent control, equipment automation…

Racing to 20K Equipment Amid Changing Regulations

May 03, 2019

Customer pressure for 20,000 psi-capable equipment has persisted for over a decade, yet no industry standards have been firmed up. This hasn’t stopped orders for such equipment, although some were later cancelled.Baker Hughes, a GE company,…

MHWirth Bags Keppel FELS Contract

Apr 15, 2019

MHWirth, a company owned by Akastor, has signed a contract with Keppel FELS for delivery of one drilling equipment package for a new mid-water semi-submersible drilling rig. This is the first out of three options that were given when Keppel…

Neodrill Bags Three New Projects

Mar 06, 2019

Norway-based offshore services company and provider of drilling technology products, Neodrill AS announced three new project wins.New contracts include projects with Repsol, Total and DEA Group. Neodrill’s pre-rig well construction with CAN…

Weatherford Unveils Automated MPD Riser System

Mar 01, 2019

Billing it as Industry 4.0, Weatherford launched its automated managed pressure drilling (MPD) riser system in Houston this week. The automated riser system combines with artificial intelligence, condition-based maintenance and additional sensors to speed operations…

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