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Drilling Featured Stories:

    • World-Class Oil Destination: Newfoundland

      by Tina Olivero

      PUBLISHER’S COMMENTARY – By Tina Olivero The absolute most important factor that will ensure the long-term success of the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador is developing the oil and gas industry. Every economic indicator to date has confirmed that. Our ability to attract oil companies to explore, drill and produce oil and gas offshore is […]

    • Exploration Offshore Newfoundland: West Aquarius

      by Tina Olivero

      Building our exploration environment offshore Newfoundland is critical to the success of oil and gas future.  Without exploration there is no future projects. Recent good news came with ExxonMobil Canada’s award of the Seadrill  rig contract. At least one well will be drilled offshore Newfoundland next year.  The Seadrill West Aquarius rig will drill one well […]

    • Newfoundland’s Offshore: Time to take the BULL BY THE HORNS!

      by Tina Olivero

      In Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope, he said that his role as the president was a great responsibility and his drive came from great discontent. I thought a lot about that and realized that discontent comes from the disparity between where we are and where we can be. It’s that uncomfortable edge that has […]

    • New Oil Discovery: White Rose – A 24

      by Tina Olivero

      Way out there, 350 kilometres east of St. John’s on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, in about 120 meters of water is black gold. With four major projects operating (Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose and Hebron), there’s promise of the next North Sea happening here as every oil project offshore Newfoundland has at least doubled […]

    • Maximize Water Injectivity Offshore U.K

      by Tina Olivero

      Cleansorb, a leading provider of chemical well treatments that enhance hydrocarbon production for the international oil and gas industry, today announced it is helping a major operator to enhance recovery from a maturing field offshore U.K. As part of field redevelopment, effective drilling damage removal in new water injector wells is critical to achieving target […]

    • SwRI Develops Superhydrophobic Pipe Coating

      by Tina Olivero

      Materials scientists at Southwest Research Institute have developed a superhydrophobic coating and a process for applying it to the internal surfaces of long tubular structures. The technology primarily is designed to mitigate or prevent hydrates and other deposits from adhering to subsea pipelines. Hydrates are ice-like solids composed of water and a gas, typically methane […]

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