Drilling rig advances 2014 ///

Deeper, faster, safer, cheaper—the demands on drilling rigs are huge, unrelenting and, sometimes, even contradictory. In an industry built over a hole in the ground, rigs are the technological standard-bearers in the process of turning prospects into assets. The following section—which is split into three main articles—highlights close to 20 of the latest innovations in rig technology, as well as the sum of those parts, as defined by offshore and onshore newbuild fleet additions.

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