Archive | March/April

OOC awards recognize IADC SEMS work

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Two IADC staff members were among 10 people who received recognition awards from the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) on 7 December 2011 in recognition of their efforts and contributions in the development and rollout of the SEMS Toolkit last year…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Joe Hurt, IADC regional vice president North America and lead staff land/HSE, presents Justin Hodges , director of safety, claims & risk at Hodges Trucking, with the IADC Committee Chairman’s plaque…

Case study: Algerian underground blowout

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, March/April

The outcome of a well control and blowout incident reflects how well a crew is trained and prepared. This article will discuss the sequence of a well control operation…

Study simulates kick responses during MPD

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

According to IADC, managed pressure drilling is defined as “an adaptive drilling process used to precisely control the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore.”…

Tubular fracturing: Pinpointing the cause

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Brittle fracture of oilfield tubular components can occur due to the material having low fracture toughness – such material often presents low Charpy V-notch impact energy values…

Reservoir drives choice of RSS vs mud motors

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The ratio of directionally drilled wells to vertically placed wells is increasing. Access to progressively harder to reach reserves is driving more complex well geometries…

The ABC’s of RFID: physics, oilfield usage

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Non-military application of RFID gained momentum in the last 20 to 30 years as the availability of small, low-cost semiconductors (chips) for the tags became possible…

Wired pipe delineates safer drilling margins

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

In the post-Macondo world, government agencies have promulgated significant new safety standards to ensure the safety of workers, environment and assets…

Rig design shift would put MPD at the ready

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

The rocks being drilled today demand more than a better set of tools; they require a different approach to well construction. That change is occurring in the form of MPD…

Wirelines

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) has asked the European Commission to look to legislation in the form of a directive that would allow member states to adjust to local circumstances and align with existing regulatory frameworks…

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