1857 – THE START OF ROMANIA’S GOLDEN AGE

September 20, 2020

Romania prides itself in having an oil and gas history that goes back more than 150 years. The country claims it had built th...

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ABAN ICE – OLDEST DRILLSHIP IN OPERATION

September 13, 2020

According to the Infield offshore rig database, the mid-water drillship Aban Ice operated and owned by the Aban Offshore base...

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MONGOLIA – LAND OF ETERNAL BLUE SKY

September 06, 2020

Mongolia known as the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky with over 250 sunny days a year is the 18th largest and the most sparsely ...

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ROSATOM CELEBRATES 75th ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIA’S NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

August 30, 2020

August 20, 1945 became the starting point in the history of Russian nuclear industry, which has been defending the country, p...

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1910: SHELL FINDS FIRST OIL IN MIRI

August 23, 2020

Malaysia and Miri have a special place in the history of Shell worldwide because it was in this region that the company first...

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EARLY 1970’s: SUCCESS OF THE GUSTO MSC PELICAN CLASS DRILLSHIPS

August 09, 2020

After the launch of the Sedco 445, first drillship to operate in DP mode in 1971, the Gusto MSC Pelican went into service in ...

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M.V. SUBMAREX – FIRST FLOATING DRILLING EXPERIMENTS IN 1953 OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA

July 26, 2020

The first floating drilling experiments were performed in 1953 near the coast of California, using the M.V. Submarex. With le...

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SG-3 KOLA SUPERDEEP BOREHOLE – WORLD’S DEEPEST HOLE EVER DRILLED

July 19, 2020

“It has been said that the human race knows more about certain distant galaxies than it does about the ground that lies ben...

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THE FALL OF GERMANY’S COAL INDUSTRY

July 12, 2020

Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 1...

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