Casing Drilling Offshore

Shell Halts Alaska Drilling Program

During the last week of February Shell announced it will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to prepare equipment and plans for a resumption of activity at a later stage.

2013.04.10 - Shell Halts Alaska Drilling Program

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Maersk Drilling High Efficiency Jack-up Rig

The Risks of Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

1955 Oil Drilling Documentary

PSA Norway Safety Order to Statoil over Heimdal Leak

During early February the Norway Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) issued an order to Statoil following an investigation of the hydrocarbon leak incident on the Heimdal field. The hydrocarbon leak occurred in connection with testing of two emergency shutdown valves on the HMP1 drilling, production and living quarters platform on the Heimdal field on 26 May 2012.

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Barents Sea Oil and Gas Resources

The Barents Sea, supports one of the world’s major fisheries, and is as such, already economically very important. Several major oil firms have expressed interest in exploring deep into Arctic territories, and governments of countries such as the United States, Russia, Canada and Norway have been preparing for this eventuality. RIGZONE published a very interesting article this week regarding Barents Sea exploitation.

2013.01.23 - Barents Sea Oil and Gas Resources Figure 1

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