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RS completes survey of MODU pair

Apr 18, 2016

The repair of the Polyarnaya Zvezda and Severnoye Siyaniye, sixth generation semisubmersible mobile offshore drilling units (MODU), have been completed under the survey of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) at Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Shipyard in Yantai…

Badger gets Statoil support

Apr 13, 2016

Badger Explorer (BXPL) has received a letter of intent (LOI) from Statoil confirming its support BXPL's development program in 2016. The objective of the development program is to further develop, design and qualify technologies and solutions…

SLB introduces ACTive Q CT service

Mar 23, 2016

Schlumberger (SLB) has introduced the ACTive Q CT real-time downhole flow measurement service, which delivers real-time injection diagnostics and treatment evaluation in one run in a well. “Fluid injection monitoring and placement often…

GustoMSC releases NG-3500X jackup design

Mar 23, 2016

The NG-3500X is the latest design in GustoMSC’s series of self-propelled jack-up designs – the NG series. Based on the NG-2500X and NG-1800X designs, the NG-3500X comes in two distinct versions for accommodation, services and well intervention…

HAL introduces Spectrum Real-Time Coiled Tubing Services

Mar 22, 2016

Halliburton’s Production Solutions business line has introduced Spectrum Real-Time Coiled Tubing Services.   Spectrum Real-Time Coiled Tubing Services comprises two complementary offerings: Spectrum Diagnostic Services and Spectrum Intervention Services…

CentraMax RT1 finds success in GOM

Mar 18, 2016

Antelope Oil Tool (AOT), a manufacturer and supplier of casing and cementation equipment, has successfully run their CentraMax RT1 centralizer in ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico, in a deviated and under-reamed wellbore. A customer faced…

Geoquip Marine releases new rig

Mar 04, 2016

Geoquip Marine, a geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling company, will unveil its new GMTR150 rig at Oceanology International in London. The GMTR150 is a twin ram drilling rig that can be used for drilling, coring, sampling and testing in water depths up to 3500m…

Schlumberger releases AxeBlade bits

Mar 01, 2016

Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company, has released the AxeBlade ridged diamond element bit, which incorporates new-geometry Axe ridged diamond elements across the bit face. AxeBlade bits are designed to improve rate of penetration (ROP) in…

ONE funding for UK Oil and Gas Technology Centre

Mar 01, 2016

Opportunity North East (ONE) is working with oil and gas industry leaders to establish Aberdeen as a global center for offshore technology research and development. The funding announced by the UK and Scottish governments through the…

Expro inks Statoil framework agreement

Feb 25, 2016

Expro secured a new framework agreement with Statoil in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The agreement, for three years with options to extend for three, two-year periods will see Expro provide subsea services and well control systems…

Halliburton adds to Dash system range

Feb 11, 2016

Halliburton has released the Dash 3in subsea safety system, a solution for electrohydraulic control of Halliburton’s subsea safety tree. Previously, control was provided through direct hydraulic pressure from the surface. This latest edition…

Trelleborg elastomers pass industry standards

Jan 26, 2016

Two elastomers developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions , Isolast XploRTM J9523 perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) and XploRTM V9T82 fluoroelastomer (FKM), have now met the ISO 23936 standard as well as revision three of NORSOK M-710. FFKM and FKM…

QTEC, PFM merger forms FOCUS

Jan 26, 2016

Aberdeen headquartered QTEC Energy Services and Calgary headquartered Performance Fluid Management (PFM), both companies specializing in the management of drilling fluids on drilling installations, are merging to create a new company, FOCUS…

ExxonMobil, Hunting partner on autonomous tools

Jan 18, 2016

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. has signed a joint development agreement with Hunting Energy Services’ Titan division to develop new autonomous tools technology focused on well construction and intervention efficiency.   The two Houston…

Weatherford lands 1180-ton casing string

Dec 17, 2015

Weatherford achieved a new world record by landing an 1180-ton (2,360,700-lb) casing string at a total depth of 26,805 ft (8170 m). The job was performed on a deepwater rig in the Gulf of Mexico this fall. The operator of a deepwater rig in the Green Canyon required installation of a heavy…

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