Archive | 2012

Holistic approach to drilling means going beyond rig equipment

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Rethinking current operating culture, business model could provide big opportunity for cost reductions…

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Making the right HSE decisions at right time

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, January/February

In an ideal world, drilling contractors and operating companies would have access to competent and sensible advice from internal and external professional HSE advisers…

Numbers show: Good safety is good business

Posted on 16 January 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Investing in workers’ safety and health practices reach beyond costs savings…

HSE&T corner: Eight steps to grow the right people

Posted on 16 January 2012 in 2012, Departments, January/February

To increase retention of new employees, Patterson-UTI Drilling set aside traditional training approaches and implemented a multifaceted program to grow their own…

Expandables to the rescue in shale refracs, trouble zones, long-reach wells

Posted on 13 January 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Features, January/February

While they are hardly new on the oil and gas completion front, expandable technologies are coming of age when highly deviated, mature and depleted wells are the norm…

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