Archive | 2012

Cricket and well control: How sport can teach industry new lessons in training

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

The world of cricket isn’t normally associated with the drilling industry, but there may be lessons from this sport to apply to well control training. Cricket demands the mastery of skills…

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From the Chairman: IADC seizing initiative to move forward

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC’s key focus should be helping members improve performance…

Drilling Ahead: A brief history of China

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

More than 20 years ago, I helped host the first delegation from China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) to IADC…

Wirelines

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC and the British Rig Owners Association (BROA) recently jointly responded to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006…

Drilling & Completion News

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

Petrobras confirmed in August the presence of quality oil and gas in the BM-SEAL-10 block, in ultra-deepwaters in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin. The block is part of the SEAL-M-499 concession…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

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

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) completed the first full-scale deployment of critical well control equipment over the summer..

DEA 164: What does a next-gen ranging MWD look like?

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The Drilling Engineering Association (DEA) continues to serve the industry as a key forum for learning about cutting-edge technologies and for forging alliances through joint…

Industry delves deeper into African frontier

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

On the world map, Africa commands a grand presence, with more than 50 countries that straddle a multitude of climates, terrains and cultures. Into the continent’s vast lands and open waters, the drilling industry continues cautiously to navigate and integrate its activity…

BOP testing facility focuses on robustness, reliability of components

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

As the industry continues to place new rigs into the market, the rippling effects on demand for BOPs and improved BOP technologies parallel the upward trend…

Hydraulic tensioning takes variance out of BOP installations

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

Using such conventional methods to make flange connections in the field, especially to BOP installations, can be prone to safety risks – pinch points for fingers and hands, swinging hammers…

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