Archive | 2012

Industry LTI rate falls to record-low 0.34 in 2011, ISP data shows

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

The drilling industry’s worldwide lost-time incidence (LTI) rate dropped to a record low of 0.34 in 2011, an 11% improvement over the rate of 0.38 in 2010…

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Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

IADC has submitted comments to the New Zealand Department of Labour commenting on its review of the Health and Safety in Employment (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations of 1999…

OCS safe lifting group: New incident-reporting format to aid analysis

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

The overall number of incidents and injuries on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in 2011 associated with lifting has remained fairly flat compared with 2010 data…

Perspectives: Anthony Zacniewski, Bandera Drilling – Passion to protect people drives safety goal

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, July/August, Videos

The transition from patrolling highways to roughnecking in oilfields sparked a culture shock when…

Drilling Ahead: Safety – Collaboration, not confrontation

Posted on 16 July 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

Against the changing backdrop of E&P regulation in the post-Macondo world and with shales capturing a skeptical public eye, we must as an industry unite on basic principles of governance and self-regulation. If industry is to sustain its license to drill and produce, it’s critical to collaborate and confront tough realities…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Departments, July/August

A Central Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale held in June attracted more than $1.7 billion in high bids for tracts on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. A total of 56 offshore energy companies submitted 593 bids on 454 tracts covering more than 2.4 billion acres, the US Interior Department announced…

Raising the bar for global safety, competency

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

IADC has kicked off an ambitious project to develop worldwide competency guidelines for virtually all rig positions, with a priority on safety-critical positions with well control responsibilities. The guidelines, to be built upon IADC’s Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) templates, aim to provide tools…

Low-ECD fluid facilitates deepwater, high-angle GOM well

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Modern wellbore design continues to become more complex. Many wells designed today, especially deepwater wells, contain significant challenges to effective wellbore…

Dual-gradient system evaluation highlights key high-risk issues

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

This article provides an overview of the studied DGD system and equipment, as well as a hazard identification and risk assessment methodology…

Advanced oil-based, synthetic muds enable deeper, hotter wells

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Beyond the hardware required for today’s complex wells and state-of-the-art drilling and completion systems, advanced fluid technologies are keeping pace…

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