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  • 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 ...


  • Oceaneering to Provide ROV, Survey and Associated Services for Mærsk Supply Service

    Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Mærsk Supply Service A/S (“Mærsk”) to provide eight work-class remotely operated vehicles (“ROVs”), survey and associated services, including subsea tooling, engineering, communication and data solutions, to support ...

  • Boart Longyear to debut advanced MDR700 mobile drill rig at DrillFest 2015

    Boart Longyear a leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will debut the new MDR700 and showcase a range of other innovative drilling products at DrillFest 2015 this week. “Now more than ever, companies are increasing their focus on reducing costs and creating efficiencies in order to drive productivity and ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Transocean Ltd. Provides Update on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon

    Transocean Ltd. / Transocean Ltd. Provides Update on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ZUG, SWITZERLAND -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 04/21/10 -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SWISS: RIGN) provided an update today regarding a fire and explosion onboard its semisubmersible ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • SDRL - Seadrill orders and secures drilling contracts for two new tender rigs

    Seadrill has entered into an agreement for the construction of two tender rigs with the COSCO Nantong Shipyard in China. The two new units, T15 and T16, are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter and third quarter 2013, respectively. Total project price is estimated at US$225 million, which includes project management, drilling and handling tools, spares and capitalized interest. ...


    By Marketwire

  • SDRL - Successful delivery of the deepwater drilling rig West Orion

    Seadrill today took delivery of the new deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig West Orion from the Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Transocean Ltd. Reports Fire on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon

    Transocean Ltd. / Transocean Ltd. Reports Fire on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ZUG, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - April 21, ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Boart Longyear to debut advanced MDR700 mobile drill rig at DrillFest 2015

    Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), a leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will debut the new MDR700 and showcase a range of other innovative drilling products at DrillFest 2015 this week. “Now more than ever, companies are increasing their focus on reducing costs and creating ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Eaton’s new hp30 motors enhance overall performance of SIMCO drilling rigs

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. of Osceola, Iowa, has selected Eaton’s new Char-Lynn HP30 Series motors for its SIMCO 2800 HS (HT) drilling rigs, resulting in enhanced overall performance. The HP30 high-pressure disc valve motors power standard drillheads on the all-hydraulic, tophead-drive rotary drills used for ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • E-POD reduces NOx emissions on Wyoming drill rigs

    CleanAIR Systems is pleased to announce the introduction of their new emissions control technology, the E-POD™, with the successful installation of seven units on drill rigs operating in Wyoming’s Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA). The proprietary technology combines CleanAIR’s non-toxic zeolite-based selective catalytic reduction catalyst (SCR), diesel particulate filters or diesel ...


  • 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

  • Bayfield Mobilizes Second Drill Rig to its Rainy River Gold Project in NW Ontario

    VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/03/10 -- Suite 2230 - 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E8, CANADA www.bayfieldventures.com TSX-V Trading Symbol: BYV Telephone: (604) 687-3376 Email: info@bayfieldventures.com Facsimile: ...


    By Marketwire

  • Eyeing Gas Boom in China, HongHua Group Signs Agreement for GE Waukesha Gas Engines to Power Drill Rigs

    With China seeking to boost its production of unconventional gas supplies to meet Asia’s growing energy needs, GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) and China’s leading drill rig ...


    By General Electric

  • Global and China Offshore Rig Industry Report, 2011

    Offshore rig can be divided into 8 categories, i.e., drill barge, drillship, inland barge, jack-up, platform rig, semisub, submersible and tender. As of Dec.15, 2011, there had been 48 drill barges, 73 drillships, 74 inland barges, 491 jack-ups, 250 platform rigs, 210 semisubs, 5 submersibles and 40 tenders. Drillship, jack-up and semisub are the most common. As of Dec.15, 2011, there had been 54 ...


  • Introducing the LS250 MiniSonic, a Versatile Compact Sonic Rig

    Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world’s leading provider of integrated drilling services and drilling products, is proud to introduce the LS™250 MiniSonic™, a compact rig suitable for a wide variety of environmental, geotechnical, water and mining projects. Capable of drilling to depths of up to 250 feet (78m) when used with 4.75 ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • UK increases North Sea rig inspections

    Energy Secretary Chris Huhne today said that the UK Government will increase its inspection of drilling rigs and monitoring of offshore compliance and has asked a new oil industry group to report back on its findings on the UK’s ability to prevent and respond to oil spills. A review has been carried out by DECC officials which has found that our existing system is fit for purpose, but in ...

  • Drilling Slop Treatment Contract

    Following award of a prestigious DBOOM contract in January 2015, Solids Control Services is nearing completion of the construction of a high capacity, fully automated offshore drilling slop tretament system. The PLC controlled unit is designed to de-weight / dewater all ranges of slop coming to shore from rigs in the North Sea. The system is equipped with automated pH adjustment, ...


    By Solids Control Services

  • CGX Announces Rig Contract Offshore Guyana

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/10 -- CGX Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OYL) is pleased to announce that the Atwood Beacon jack-up drilling rig has been contracted to drill a well on its Georgetown License, offshore Guyana. The Atwood Beacon (operated by Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited) was awarded three separate contracts by an Operator Group for work offshore Suriname and Guyana. The ...


    By Marketwire

  • Tervita Signs Exclusive Agreement for First 'Green' Rig

    Tervita Corporation, a leading North American environmental and energy services company, is shaping the future of the service rig industry by entering into an exclusive lease agreement with TTS Energy Canada Ltd. for the first rack and pinion service rig on the continent. This innovative rig technology is safer and more environmentally-friendly than traditional rigs. It requires fewer workers ...


    By Marketwire

  • Baker Hughes Announces December 2016 Rig Counts

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for December 2016 was 929, up 4 from the 925 counted in November 2016, and down 166 from the 1,095 counted in December 2015. The international offshore rig count for December 2016 was 210, down 1 from the 211 counted in November 2016, and down 40 from the 250 counted in December 2015. The average U.S. rig count ...


    By Baker Hughes

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