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Trelleborg Offshore Buoyancy Goes Deeper Than Ever

Trelleborg Offshore Buoyancy Goes Deeper Than Ever

THE FIRST drill riser buoyancy modules capable of withstanding nearly 5,000 psi (c. 350 bar) pressure at 11,000 feet (c. 3,350 meters) below the surface, have been developed and manufactured by Trelleborg Offshore in response to the demands of deep water exploration. The new syntactic foam buoyancy modules were designed and manufactured for Transocean Inc. for use in the Indian Ocean on their...

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The Atlas Copco Simba W6 C Rig Available for New Markets

The Atlas Copco Simba W6 C Rig Available for New Markets

After having proven itself at LKAB, in Sweden, one of the world's leading producers of iron ore products, Atlas Copco is now releasing the production drilling rig Simba W6 C to the market. Patrik Ericsson, Product Manager Simba rigs, Atlas Copco, says: Our commitment to the customer is to provide the best possible tool for their application. Working together with a leading mining company such as...

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Surface Crawler Drill Rig features modular design.

Surface Crawler Drill Rig features modular design.

Equipped with COP 1840 rock drill offering 18 kW of drilling power, Model ROC T35M employs cylinder-driven aluminum feed system that provides optimal penetration rates and drill steel life. Hydraulic-based control system COP Logic adjusts feed speed, feed pressure, and impact pressure in real time according to rock condition. Maintenance is simplified by all around access to service points and...

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ABB Breaks New Ground on the North Sea Floor

ABB Breaks New Ground on the North Sea Floor

An undersea cable will connect an ACS1000 frequency converter on an oil and gas platform off the coast of Norway to a motor and pump injecting seawater into a new oil field 31-kilometers away, and 300 meters beneath the sea. Zurich, Switzerland March 3, 2009 - An innovative, ABB-designed system that uses an underwater cable to connect a pump motor on the floor of the North Sea to a frequency...

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Oil Rig drills to 15,000 feet vertically.

Designed for oil and gas industry, 1,100 hp SpeedStar SS-1100 features state-of-the-art controls, allowing drill to be monitored from remote location, and enabling service departments to diagnose and prevent maintenance issues before they happen. Due to its size, SS-1100 can be set up in mountainous areas, and once on site, rig can begin drilling within a few hours.

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Innovative Fluid Connectors Simplify Construction of State-Of-The-Art Compressor Seal Testing Line

Barnstaple, UK, August 12, 2008 --- Parker Instrumentation's innovative new fluid connector, Phastite, has simplified the construction of a state-of-the-art facility for testing dry gas compressor seals at John Crane's new turbomachinery facility in Slough, UK. The new connector's combination of high pressure operation and push-fit assembly has allowed the company to make considerable time...

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Linear Bearings Prove Invaluable for Leading Drill Manufacturer

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - May 15, 2008 - igus® Inc. today announced that DeepRock, one of the world's leading manufacturers of portable drilling rigs, uses DryLin® linear bearings on a unique automatic rod handling system. The machine-known as Otto -is designed to eliminate the need for winches and excessive manpower during the drilling process. DryLin R linear bearings, along with igus' DryLin S...

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Pemex Orders Custom Fire-Fighting Rigs for Gulf Platforms

MARINETTE, Wis., April 24, 2008 - Offshore oil/gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico will soon be protected by special fire-fighting rigs produced by the Fire Combat division of Minneapolis-based Sensor Electronics. The rigs are customer-engineered for Pemex, the Mexican national oil company. Initially Fire Combat is furnishing fire-suppression systems for a dozen offshore platforms,...

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CROSCO Provides Drilling Services for Gulfsands Petroleum in Syria and Announces New Contract for RWE Dea in Egypt

ZAGREB, Croatia, March 22 -- CROSCO Integrated Drilling & Well Services Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the recent commencement of drilling services for Gulfsands Petroleum PLC in Syria. Drilling services are being provided with CROSCO's 2000 HP drilling rig EMSCO 602 (Emsco C-2 II). Currently CROSCO is drilling the Khurbet East exploration well KHE 1. The total drilling depth of the KHE 1 well...

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New Horse Power for Godiva Fire Pumps with DC Drives from Sprint Electric

New Horse Power for Godiva Fire Pumps with DC Drives from Sprint Electric

Arundel, England, September 2006--Godiva fire pumps are being used by fire fighters all over the world. The fire pumps for engine and static mounting are manufactured by Hale Products Europe Ltd. in England, the European branch of US fire pump manufacturer Hale Products Inc. Hale Products Europe were recently experiencing reliability problems with their three production test rigs. The test rigs...

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