Archive | September/October

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….

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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

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…

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..

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