Archive | 2011

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 31 January 2011 in 2011, Departments, January/February

GE is investing US$500 million to expand its operations in Brazil and to accelerate technology partnerships with Brazilian companies…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 31 January 2011 in 2011, Departments, January/February

KCA DEUTAG has signed several rig contracts in recent months, including six rigs for BP on the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Departments, January/February

KCA DEUTAG has established a strategic alliance with Robert Gordon University to provide drilling and rig training from the university’s…

Perspectives: Cary Moomjian, Ensco: Industry needs new generation of leaders, association ‘stalwarts’

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

For Cary Moomjian, this industry is all about the people. Early in his career, he left private law practice in southern California to join Santa Fe Drilling Company because…

HSE Corner: How to gain the upper hand in finger, hand safety: 10 tips from the industry

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Departments, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Hand and finger injuries lead the industry’s recordable incidence rates every year. Data from IADC’s 2009 Incident Statistics Program (ISP) indicate that 34% of recordable incidents…

Drilling Ahead: Strong oil prices, enabling technology drive expansion

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Departments, January/February

Despite continuing uncertainty in the US Gulf of Mexico, the industry is smiling. Oil prices are rising, a driller’s delight…

Wirelines/News Cuttings

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Industry groups, including IADC, urged the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) to open its regulatory process to the public…

2011 IADC chairman: Industry leaders must walk the walk on safety

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Life takes us to unexpected places. For Matt Ralls, it was a rather circuitous route – including a botched roustabout attempt when he was 18, a decision to major in nuclear engineering rather than petroleum engineering in college…

2011 IADC Officers

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Matt Ralls joined Rowan Companies in 2009 as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. He most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer…

From the Chairman: Leadership, not politics

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

After months of hearings and investigations, the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released its report in early January…

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