Archive | 2011

News Cuttings

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The IADC Well Control Committee’s Curriculum Subcommittee has recommended changes to the supervisor-level WellCAP drilling curriculum after months of intensive review…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Houston-based AmeriMex Motor and Controls recently developed the industry’s first single 2,000-hp drilling motor. It is designed to work with small and mobile equipment…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Petrobras’ Brazilian natural gas output increased by 8% in July compared with the same month a year ago …

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Training have invested in a DrillSIM-6000 drilling simulator from UK-based Drilling Systems to be housed in a purpose-built complex in Svendborg, Denmark…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

R&M Energy Systems is offering the Hercules Lugless 150H BOP Cap, which allows operations to use a wrench rather than a hammer to secure the end caps…

HSE Corner: Industry groups enhance lifting/hoisting safety with competency standards, exams

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

The OGP Lifting and Hoisting Task Force has been reviewing developments in defining competencies …

Editorial: Nurturing lessons learned – Stakeholders must continue collaborative relationship

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Following a devastating forest fire, new growth rises from the charred remains. This is the cycle in nature. In human endeavors, we too must try to rebound …

Driving sustainability through reporting

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

IPIECA, API and the OGP have issued the second edition of Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting. Clear and consistent reporting helps …

Training, hazard control key to better ergonomics

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a significant source of economic loss to drilling companies. It is difficult to pinpoint the extent of MSDs in the industry …

Safe drilling operations come full circle

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Weatherford International is leveraging a fundamental aspect of all drilling operations – the mud system. Fluids in and out of the wellbore provide valuable info…

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