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Training program empowers employees to be safety heroes

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, March/April

In a little over four years, Hercules Offshore has grown from a privately held company with five jackup drilling rigs and 22 liftboats to a publicly held international corporation with a fleet of 73 drilling rigs and 64 liftboats, plus a workboat fleet…

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Environmentally Friendly Drilling program targets low-impact drilling technologies

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Industry has made great strides in protecting the environment while increasing oil and natural gas production in the US. Producers, however, still face daunting challenges to effectively produce more natural gas in environmentally sensitive areas…

As major offshore player, drilling industry must show leadership in corporate ocean responsibility

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Ocean sustainability issues are increasingly affecting the future of the offshore oil and gas industry and overall ocean health. Leadership from the offshore drilling industry in “corporate ocean responsibility” is essential to navigating this critical juncture and ensuring the long-term health of the industry…

Stakeholders must understand, share asset integrity responsibilities, Dutch regulators say

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, March/April

At the December 2007 International Regulators’ Offshore Safety Conference, regulators and industry representatives discussed management practices critical to maintaining the asset integrity of offshore oil and gas facilities worldwide…

In workover and well-servicing situations, well control commands special considerations

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, March/April

What do you call an operation that works with live hydrocarbon producing wells on a daily basis? If workover and well servicing sprang to mind, you’re right!

Guest editorial: Bud Danenberger, Minerals Management Service

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

In 1982, a determined MMS employee named Lowell Hammons initiated the Safety Awards for Excellence (SAFE) program. Lowell recognized that only so much could be achieved…

IADC Career Connection: A success story

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

From US infantry to rig floor: Fort Hood job fair gave former soldier chance at a new career By Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor Rogelio Noyola always knew he had what it takes to work on a rig. He had served in the US military as infantry team leader for four years and in the […]

Wirelines

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

The IADC South Central Asia (SCA) Chapter has formed a work group that will coordinate a response plan to challenge requirements issued last year by India’s Directorate General of Shipping (DGS)…

News Cuttings

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Larry Dickerson, Diamond Offshore, was named 2009 IADC Contractor of the Year during a luncheon at the Houston Petroleum Club on 4 March…

Drilling Ahead: IADC Advanced Rig Tech group ‘imagines’ end to downtime

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, March/April

Ah, yes, you may call me a dreamer. But – with apologies to John Lennon – the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee is doing everything it can in its small way to approach this reality…

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