Archive | January/February

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Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Maersk Drilling vice president and senior technical advisor Gregers Kudsk was named the 2012 IADC Contractor of the Year…

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Survey: Rising operating costs pose biggest industry challenge in Asia Pacific

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, January/February

Industry professionals are bullish about the near-term outlook for Asia Pacific, but rising operating costs as the region transitions from “easy” production…

Weatherford anticipates growth in Asia Pacific unconventional, intervention markets

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, January/February

Oilfield services company Weatherford is anticipating near-term growth in a number of sectors in Asia Pacific, particularly…

People, companies and products

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Departments, January/February

Travis Hubert Petty, the former CEO of El Paso Co who got his start in the mailroom, died 21 December in Colorado Springs, Colo., at age 84. “He lived a real American story…

Drilling Ahead: Let’s not shoot ourselves in the foot over shales

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Amid a seemingly endless barrage of negative press, demonstrations and moratoriums, I was heartened to see the United Kingdom…

D&C News

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Departments, January/February

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Training inaugurated the MOSAIC II, Maersk’s offshore simulator training complex in Svendborg, Denmark in late 2012…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Departments, January/February

The first commercial application of a new support system for conductor casing operations is under way on ConocoPhillips Norway’s Ekofisk field…

Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Features, January/February

For all the big iron the drilling industry has spent billions of dollars building that can lift millions of pounds and drill miles beneath the earth’s surface, for all the highly sophisticated downhole technologies that can match anything in the aerospace or nuclear industries, much of our efforts are now…

Stakes run high in risk management, training, delivering transparency

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, January/February

There are a couple of fundamental things the industry has to understand that are unique about the situation. Because of the shale boom and the activity levels…

Looking beyond spud to release: Mapping out the rig move process

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, January/February

Nomac, like many other contractors, has adopted a simple fleet upgrade strategy: newbuilds at the top, upgrades in the middle and divestiture at the bottom…

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