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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. New ERD projects target 40,000 ft and beyond

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    Mon, 2 Oct 2006

    more cost-effective. North Sea Shell plans a single ERD well for the Barnacle field in UK Block 211/29 of the North Sea , drilling from the Brent Delta platform, Offshore247.com reported in August. The Barnacle field was discovered in 1992 with

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Finance/Companies news briefs, Apr. 27

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    Fri, 27 Apr 2001

    million boe of reserves, plus 3,000 net hectares of undeveloped land. KCA Drilling Ltd., Abbot Group PLC's North Sea drilling arm, plans to open an operations and marketing base in Houston, the British energy service company said Friday

  9. Greenpeace activists board second UK North Sea drill rig

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    Fri, 6 Apr 2001

    Darius V. Snieckus OGJ Online LONDON, Apr. 6 --Greenpeace volunteers Friday succeeded in boarding a North Sea drilling rig for the second time this week in a bid to derail oil company drilling campaigns on the UK Continental Shelf

  10. OGJ Newsletter

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    Mon, 23 Sep 2002

    the pace of capital expenditures, which also stalls oil service activity and pricing momentum. Meanwhile, a UK North Sea drilling slowdown is proving to be more severe than previously expected. Click here to enlarge image "Our outlook assumes

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