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  1. Oilexco reports Brenda oil find in North Sea

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    Fri, 6 Feb 2004

    Oilexco Inc., London, reported an oil discovery with the initial well of its 100% owned UK North Sea drilling program.

  2. Finance/Companies news briefs, May 21

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    Mon, 21 May 2001

    financing package is expected to total at least $250 million. Paradigm Geophysical Ltd. has completed the takeover of North Sea drilling software specialist Sysdrill Ltd. in a move to marry Paradigm's geoscience information technology with Sysdrill

  3. Drilling contract terminations mushroom

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    Mon, 1 Feb 1999

    equipment problems. Amoco U.K. Exploration Co. terminated its contract with Rowan Cos. Inc., Houston, for North Sea drilling with the Rowan Gorilla V. And Mobil Corp. canceled a contract on Houston-based R&B Falcon Corp.'s Jack Bates

  4. OGJ Newsletter

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    Mon, 11 Jul 2005

    Gas AS of Denmark has awarded Rowan Cos. Inc. a 1-year contract for use of the Rowan Gorilla VII jack up in North Sea drilling beginning in August. Rowan estimates contract revenues at $65 million. The contract has a 9-month minimum work

  5. Company News: Pioneer to acquire deepwater gulf, W. Texas field stakes

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    Mon, 15 Apr 2002

    V. The case stems from Amoco (UK) Exploration Co. (now part of BP) terminating its long-term contract for North Sea drilling while the Super Gorilla Class jack up was still under construction. Amoco alleged a breach in equipment performance

  6. Services/Suppliers

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    Mon, 29 Sep 2003

    offshore drilling industry. Transfer Systems International (TSI) provides environmental and drilling services to North Sea drilling operations. The acquisition of Nu-Tec by TSI will accelerate international growth of both companies' product

  7. OGJ Newsletter

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    Mon, 31 Jul 2000

    were working, boosting total utilization to 83.3%, with 535 mobile offshore rigs under contract. THE PICKUP IN NORTH SEA DRILLING is luring back drilling contractors previously put off by high costs. Rowan is planning to return there and is building

  8. It's really rocket science

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    Mon, 3 Nov 2003

    facilities for launches at sea. The self-propelled semi chosen for the launch platform was formerly active in North Sea drilling and was refurbished at the Rosenberg shipyard in Stavanger. It's 436 ft long and about 220 ft wide, with an empty

  9. Drilling contractors expect rebound in US activity but don't know when

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    Wed, 6 Feb 2002

    disappointing results" of drilling programs west of the Shetland Islands and the Faroes. As a result, Heagney said, the North Sea drilling market "is not good, but not bad." Continuing exploration successes off West Africa also are offset somewhat

  10. SPECIAL REPORT: No lulls in dynamic drilling market

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    Mon, 18 Sep 2006

    rig and supply shortages may prevent operators from achieving that number. European rig counts, driven largely by North Sea drilling , have been relatively flat for the last 7-8 years. RJ Energy Group analysts pointed to the new contracts between

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