Archive | September/October

‘Multi machine control’ enhances automation

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Drillfloor equipment controls and associated equipment on the latest generation of floating drilling vessels have evolved into a “system” of computer-controlled machines that are currently operated by multiple operators…

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Project-based approach, cooperation push Stena drillship performance to ‘best in class’

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

The challenges of bringing an enhanced deepwater drilling vessel design to market and into operations successfully in a high-activity market are immense…

Perspectives: Gert-Jan Windhorst, Noble Corp

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Having been born and raised in the Netherlands in a family of sailors, it wasn’t particularly hard for Gert-Jan Windhorst to decide that he wanted to major in nautical science…

HSE Corner: Behavior management: next step change in safety

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Before we explain what “behavior-based safety” is in today’s oil and gas industry, let’s first ask ourselves: What is behavior management?

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

Mark Mey has joined Atwood Oceanics as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee Atwood’s financial function…

News Cuttings

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC recently mobilized a team of independent auditors to conduct a special round of audits of all US-based well control training providers for WellCAP…

Wirelines

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC sent a letter in July to the Indonesian Department of Income Tax (DGT) urging the government to keep the country’s deemed profit rate level at 15%. The government is considering raising…

Generations: Meet the Springetts: a father and son in industry

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October, Videos

Charlie Springett is an industry veteran who retired from Santa Fe International Corp (now Transocean) in 2002. Charlie dedicated his entire career…

IADC retrospective: charting industry history through the pages of DC

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2010. In recognition of this milestone, and in anticipation of the decades ahead, DC is publishing retrospectives…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

The 8 ¾-in. VM613P six-bladed bit used a more active blade design to set a 24-hr footage record, a 120.02 ft/hr average ROP, in a Barnett Shale well…

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