JULY 1961 – SHELL OPENS SINGAPORE’S FIRST OIL REFINERY IN PULAU BUKOM

April 05, 2020

Shell’s long history with Singapore can be traced back to 1891. At the time, the offshore island of Pulau Bukom was used to...

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VESTAS – FROM A MODEST BLACKSMITH WORKSHOP TO AN INTERNATIONAL WIND ENERGY LEADER

March 29, 2020

The humble origins of the company Vestas started at the beginning of the 1900’s in a tiny village of western Denmark.
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ROBERT F. BAUER AND CUSS I AT THE DAWN OF DYNAMIC POSITIONING ADVENTURE

March 22, 2020

In 1961, the drilling barge CUSS I made scientific history when it was used to drill into the sea floor to get core samples o...

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CONROE 1934 – E. JOHN EASTMAN BECOMES FATHER OF MODERN DIRECTIONAL DRILLING

March 15, 2020

Directional drilling has come a long way since its origins. First directional drilling techniques were set up very early with...

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1934 – STEAMER CHELYUSKIN PIONEERS THE NORTHERN SEA ROUTE

March 08, 2020

"The conquest of the Arctic Ocean has long been the dream of mankind. As far back as the sixteenth century brave men felt...

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1947: THE BIRTH OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURATION IN GRANT COUNTY, KANSAS

March 01, 2020

The history of fracking wells can be traced back to 1865. In early January 1865, Colonel Edward A. L. Roberts, a civil war ve...

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BLUE WATER RIG 1 – FIRST DRILLING SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE

February 23, 2020

Mr Charlie, the first mobile drilling unit to drill offshore in 1954, was a submersible unit. The first semi-submersible, Blu...

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OFFSHORE RIG 51 FIRST JACKUP DRILLING RIG

February 16, 2020

Submersible barges fitted with a drilling rig have been the first to go in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, off the ...

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1949 – JOHN T. HAYWARD AND THE BRETON RIG 20

February 09, 2020

John T. Hayward was born in Liverpool, England in 1890. He graduated from Seafield Park Engineering College and received a di...

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