Archive | 2010

From the President: Principle above politics – Cuba, USA need a One Gulf strategy

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

IADC has a proud tradition of dedication to safety over its 70-year history. This unyielding focus reflects our belief that safety is the right thing to do…

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IADC fights on front lines of industry battle for safe return to drilling, reasonable regulations

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

IADC has taken extensive steps during 2010 to help the industry get back to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, driving forward a multitude of initiatives…

From the Chairman: Industry must learn from Macondo, forge stronger relationships at all levels

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The year 2010 will go down as one of the most significant in the history of the energy business. First and foremost, we must remember that the impacts…

Underbalanced drilling helps PDO find gas in tight reservoir after 11 unsuccessful wells

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Deep-gas exploration wells in the Fahud Salt Basin in North Oman were traditionally drilled with high mud weights. Due to this conventional drilling…

IADC continues to do what’s right for the rig through government affairs, global operations

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

In July 2010, IADC sent a letter to the Indonesian Department of Income Tax (DGT) urging the government to keep the country’s deemed profit rate…

News Cuttings

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The IADC Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter held its 2010 golf event on 24-25 March at the Emirates Golf Course in Dubai…

D&C News

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Departments, November/December

The drill tower for the Noble Bully II drillship left the Huisman quay in Schiedam, The Netherlands, in late September for the Keppel…

Beware of false training accreditation claims

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The time-honored phrase “Caveat Emptor” (Buyer Beware) holds as true for the drilling industry as in all other walks of life…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Departments, November/December

Baker Hughes has installed the world’s first ultra-temperature electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems in steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)…

Shales still name of the game on US land. In Gulf of Mexico, uncertainty reigns.

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Features, November/December

In the face of a weak offshore market, continuing low natural gas prices, a higher-than-forecasted supply of gas, and heightened regulations, logic would signal a dismal…

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