Archive | 2012

HSE&T Corner: Security programs must incorporate terrorism prevention, crisis management

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

History has shown we cannot prevent terrorist acts from occurring. However, we can minimize the destruction…

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Drilling contracts evolve with industry expansion, legislative, judicial trends

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, May/June

During the course of this author’s 35-year drilling industry career, he has seen drilling contracts evolve from relatively simple documents to lengthy, complex…

From the President: Sparking performance improvement

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, May/June

During my first days as president of IADC, I’ve been doing a lot of listening. I’m listening to land drilling contractors. I’m listening to deepwater and shallow-water drilling contractors. I’m listening to…

Wirelines

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Industry urges suspension of National Ocean Policy. IADC, NOIA and IPAA are urging the National Ocean Council (NOC)…

From the President: IADC stands ready for the future

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, January/February

It’s been a distinct pleasure to have served as president of IADC for the past 22 years and to have served with the association before that for six additional years…

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…

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…

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