OCEAN DRILLER FIRST PURPOSE-BUILT SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE

July 05, 2020

Blue water Rig No1 is known as the first submersible to drill in floating mode, Ocean Driller became in 1963 the first purpos...

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CANADA: ALL STARTED AT OIL SPRINGS IN 1858

June 28, 2020

Long before the first oil find at Oil Springs in 1858, some reports mention the presence of bituminous sands at confluence of...

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SIBERIAN HERO VIKTOR MURAVLENKO

June 21, 2020

Russian Engineer, Viktor Ivanovich Muravlenko born in 1912 in the Kuban region, the cradle of the Russian oil industry, is kn...

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RALPH MCDERMOTT: FROM LUMBER TO OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

June 14, 2020

Ralph McDermott established J. Ray McDermott & Company Incorporated at the age of 24 upon receipt in 1923 of a contract t...

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GLOMAR CHALLENGER – THE BIRTH OF DYNAMIC POSITIONING

June 07, 2020

Dynamic positioning started in the early 60’s about 8 years before the launch of the Glomar Challenger. The barge Cuss, was...

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1846 – PIERRE PASCAL FAUVELLE EXPERIMENTS FIRST HYDRAULIC ROTARY DRILLING IN PERPIGNAN

May 31, 2020

Before the mid 1800s, a modest French engineer from a remote area of rural France invented the rotary and hydraulic drilling ...

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MARCH 1982 – RUSSIA FLOWS FIRST ARCTIC OIL FROM KOLGUYEV ISLAND

May 17, 2020

On March 8, 1982, Russia obtained the first arctic oil inflow from Well No. 1 in the Peschanoozernaya area on Kolguyev Island...

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MARCH 1956 – LETOURNEAU DELIVERS THE SCORPION FIRST THREE-LEGGED JACKUP

May 03, 2020

In order to find new oil resources in continuation of the onshore discoveries, drillers had very early the desire to venture ...

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1948 – DISCOVERY OF GHAWAR WORLD’S LARGEST OILFIELD

April 12, 2020

Ghawar remains the world’s largest oil field 70 years after its discovery. Its size and continuity were not initially appar...

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