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2010 IADC Contractor of the Year Scott Gordon: honored to serve the industry

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

Scott Gordon, regional vice president of Unit Texas Drilling, was named 2010 IADC Contractor of the Year on 12 November 2010 at the IADC Annual General Meeting in San Antonio,…

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2011 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference: Conference theme is ‘Being the best – growing our business’

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

Plenary sessions to highlight challenges in achieving outstanding performance in a tough business environment. How can an organization and each industry worker achieve outstanding business performance today?

No more silos: Drilling optimization requires integrated workflow

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, January/February

Optimized drilling is a moving target that demands a careful balance of people, process and technology; holistic approach may also drive…

No slump in sight for Asia Pacific drilling

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February

Vietnam, Australia, Indonesia among strong drilling markets keeping utilization, rates stable in this region. As 2011 begins, the Asia Pacific region is experiencing a change in the drilling climate. Deepwater, already driving increased expenditures in 2011, will figure more in exploration activity…

For sustainable safety, leaders must do more coaching, less policing

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

Working only to obey the rules and wear PPE typically creates minimal-effort safety cultures without proactive employees…

Study: Employees intervene in only 2 of 5 observed unsafe acts

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

Survey respondents say they often choose not to intervene because they do not believe they can do so effectively…

How to ensure H2S safety on offshore rigs

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

Putting in place OSHA-compliant sour-gas preparedness program demands early, comprehensive planning. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a toxic, flammable and corrosive gas often encountered during hydrocarbon exploration and production. A byproduct of the decay of protein-containing substances…

Intelligent wells: It’s not all or nothing

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, January/February

In the increasingly deep and deviated world of oil and gas recovery, state-of-the-art completions technology has pushed the industry into arenas once deemed unreachable. Among the…

Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

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

Nearly a year after the blowout on Macondo, the drilling industry is still trying to put the pieces back together in the US Gulf of Mexico. It hasn’t been easy. Despite extensive efforts to show the government that deepwater drilling…

Delivering technology alone is not enough; performance matters

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, January/February

Critical issues in drilling & completions with Mike Williams, vice president of sales, Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements…

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