Drilling advances ///

Rowan Companies has christened the new jackup Bob Palmer, in Rowan’s Sabine Pass yard. Continued frontier development is driving the need to refurbish and modify many of the world’s 388 active jackup units for novel projects. And the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has announced launch of a new Internet-based system, the Work Item Registration (WIR) system, designed to initiate, develop and track draft standards and revisions before and during their balloting stage.

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