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People, companies and products

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Departments, November/December

John Lindsay has been named president and chief operating officer of Helmerich & Payne Inc. The Board of Directors…

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Real-time data offers critical tool to redefine well control, safety

Posted on 01 November 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The industry has historically viewed real-time data as it relates to drilling optimization. Recent catastrophic events have proven that loss of containment and…

Shell to test technologies for enhancing deepwater well control

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Shell is testing three technologies designed to ensure ongoing process safety by preventing catastrophic incidents, with subsea trials set to begin in key…

Aerospace design addresses risks of deepwater drilling

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Bastion Technologies has developed a well control intervention system designed to automate the control and separation of a welll under upset conditions and leave a clean interface…

New BOP design eliminates need for elastomeric seals

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Enovate Systems has developed a product that replaces the BOP riser package design with a system that combines gate valves and a new shear system. The En-Tegrity Shear Seal Valve provides complete…

Dynamic risk assessment: Helping employees ‘stay in the moment’ to take right action at right time

Posted on 02 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Humans are not great at noticing change around us. “We don’t notice that gradual progression of change, and we certainly…

Sustaining the license to drill: It’s not a game!

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

In summer 2011 offshore Greenland, in an attempt to halt Arctic exploration, Greenpeace activists scaled a semisubmersible rig large enough to drill in more than 8,000 ft of water. This, despite a court injunction and the risk of jail time and significant fines for the activists….

Bob Warren, Baclenna: Educational outreach required for the next generation

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, September/October, Videos

By Katherine Scott, editorial coordinator Promoting a positive message about the oil and gas industry is one of Bob Warren’s ongoing missions. The industry has to work harder to emphasize that this is a career destination with unlimited opportunities for people who are willing to work hard, said Mr Warren, president of Baclenna Inc, a […]

News Cuttings

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Departments, September/October

The IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC), led by co-chairmen Gavin Sutherland, KCA DEUTAG, and Darren Sutherland, Prospector Offshore Drilling, recently donated a total of £30,500 to four charities…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Departments, September/October

Integrated Drilling Equipment (IDE) has fulfilled its 12th contract for the Sparta Drilling System, increasing its presence in the North American shale plays

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