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  • IADC Criticizes BSEE Policy for Citing Drilling Contractors

    The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) is gravely concerned with the Interim Policy Document issued this week by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). By affirming that BSEE inspectors can issue Incidents of Noncompliance (INCs) to drilling contractors as well as oil companies, this unprecedented policy ...

  • Holloman Energy Announces Drilling Contractor Retained for Three Well Program

    Holloman Energy Corporation (OTCQB: HENC) is pleased to announce that a Letter of Intent (LOI) has been executed by a farmout partner with Hunt Energy & Minerals Co. - Australia Pty. Ltd. (Hunt), to support upcoming drilling efforts on Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 112. Hunt is a drilling contractor with over 25 years experience in the Cooper-Eromanga Basin. The LOI engages Hunt's Rig No. ...


  • International Association of Drilling Contractors to Host Conference Addressing Environmental Impact

    Improving environmental performance and the impact of shale gas exploration, along with other environmentally relevant topics to the oil and gas industry, will be discussed at IADC’s annual Environmental Conference and Exhibition, 8-9 April in New York City. A lineup of industry speakers will address new technologies and advances in emissions controls, water recycling and drilling waste ...

  • PEC Premier Offers SEMS Guide for Offshore Contractors

    With the looming deadline approaching for offshore oil and gas companies to implement Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) plans, a large number of service companies that send workers offshore are racing to meet their customers’ needs. To accomplish that, PEC Premier, the leader in oil and gas industry training and contractor safety assurance, is offering a guide and series of ...


  • Offshore Drilling Industry to 2015

    The Future of the Offshore Drilling Industry to 2015 - Market Analysis, Capital Spend and Competitive Landscape” The study, which is an offering from the company’s Energy Research Group, provides an in-depth analysis of the offshore drilling industry and highlights the various concerns, shifting trends and emerging regions in the global offshore drilling industry. The report provides ...


  • Drilling into the Albermarle sound

    The bore into the Albemarle Sound was part of the Currituck County Mainland Water Treatment Plant Reverse Osmosis Expansion project. The concentrate water (or reject water) from the reverse osmosis process is brackish and must be discharged into a receiving water of similar quality. The County was forced to discharge the concentrate water at the mouth of the North River and Albemarle Sound, 21 ...


    By Universal HDD

  • Vermeer D40x55 S3 Drill Offers Increased Drilling Force, Speed and Versatility

    The Vermeer D40x55 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD) adds more punch and drilling force over its predecessor — the D36x50 Series II Navigator HDD — to offer contractors premium performance, class-leading cycle times and flexible rod options. “Contractors considered the D36x50 Series II as one of the most versatile drills in the industry, and the D40x55 S3 is ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermeer D24x40 S3 Drill Offers More Drilling Power, Speed and Reliability

    The Vermeer D24x40 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD) set the industry standard in 1993, and with the introduction of the D24x40 S3 in 2015, there are even more reasons it’s the choice to meet contractors’ right-size, right-power ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vantage Drilling Company Announces Agreement to Purchase Mandarin Drilling Corporation

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- Vantage Drilling Company ("Vantage, or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: VTG.U) (NYSE Amex: VTG) (NYSE Amex: VTG.WS) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 55% ownership interest in Mandarin Drilling Corporation, a Marshall Islands corporation ("Mandarin"), from F3 Capital, an exempted company incorporated under the ...


  • Update: Vantage Drilling Company Announces Agreement to Purchase Mandarin Drilling Corporation

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- Vantage Drilling Company ("Vantage, or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: VTG.U) (NYSE Amex: VTG) (NYSE Amex: VTG.WS) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 55% ownership interest in Mandarin Drilling Corporation, a Marshall Islands corporation ("Mandarin"), from F3 Capital, an exempted company incorporated under the ...


  • Vermeer D60x90 S3 provides solution for contractors completing large utility, small pipeline work

    With the launch of the D60x90 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD), Vermeer has extended its S3 drill portfolio to meet the needs of contractors whose projects cross over between the large underground utility and small pipeline installation ...


    By Vermeer

  • Boart Longyear Launches 4 Groundbreaking Drilling Products

    SALT LAKE CITY - Boart Longyear Limited (ASX: BLY) today announces the release of four new products during the first half of 2010. Products released include next-generation surface-set bits, a new portable drill rig, upgraded and expanded diamond coring bits and a new rotary drill head. These new industry-leading products feature unique technology advances for drilling contractors in both the ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Natural Gas Engines Replace Diesel On Drilling Rigs

    HOUSTON, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With diesel prices remaining high, Antero Resources and Patterson-UTI Drilling were seeking a viable option to reduce fuel costs, a major expense when ...


  • Investing in geothermal drilling offers great returns

    As natural gas costs continue to rise, many homeowners are looking for alternative heating and cooling options. Geothermal HVAC is gaining in popularity, and for good reason. Geothermal drilling uses the natural properties of the earth to create clean, renewable heating and cooling for residential homes and businesses, alike. ...

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA finds serious violations at paving contractor following worker fatality at Blairsville, Pa., facility

    On Oct. 18, 2013, laborer Edward M. Ulicne and a foreman were inspecting the inside of a vacuum tank on an industrial vacuum truck at paving contractor K. Dolan Corp's Blairsville facility. Operating the hydraulic controls to the rear door of the tank, the foreman closed the rear door, pinning Ulicne between the door and frame of the tank. He died from his injuries on Oct. 22. The U.S. Department ...

  • New Vermeer directional drill has power of a maxi rig in a self-contained drill

    Vermeer introduced its newest addition to the Navigator family of horizontal directional drills at the 2013 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition. The D220x300 Navigator HDD has 242,100 pounds (1076.9 kN) of thrust/pullback and 30,200 foot-pounds (40,945.8 Nm) of rotational torque. “As energy demands continue to grow — and with increased exploration of ...


    By Vermeer

  • IET Now Offers Florida Licensed Drilling and Remediation Services

    Innovative Environmental Technologies now offers Florida Licensed Environmental Drilling and Remediation Services – adding to our office network, bringing IET’s services from Florida to Massachusetts and west to the Mississippi. With six offices, strategically located, IET currently offers environmental solutions to 26 states. AboutInnovative Environmental Technologies ...

  • Vermeer Introduces New D23x30 S3 Drill for Utility Installations

    The Vermeer D23x30 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD) packs speed and power into a shorter, narrower design to help increase productivity when working in urban areas or compact jobsites. With 24,000 pounds (106.8 kN) of thrust and pullback and 3,000 foot-pounds (4,068 Nm) of ...


    By Vermeer

  • UNIHAMMER at International Association of Specialists for Horizontal Directional Drilling 2009 (MAS GNB)

    During the annual seminar of International Association of Specialists for Horizontal Directional Drilling (MAS GNB), Universal HDD presented its revolutionary new air rock tool – UNIHAMMER. The event took place in Gelendjik, Russia on October 8-9, 2009. The focus of the seminar was on horizontal directional drilling in geologically difficult grounds, and more specifically in rock. The ...


    By Universal HDD

  • 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer to focus on use of drilling fluids in well construction

    Ronald B. Peterson, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products senior account executive, will present the 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture in Water Well Technology “Drilling Fluids: A Common Sense Approach,” the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation announced today. Peterson, of South Jordan, Utah, has been involved in the drilling industry for more than 36 years. ...

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