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IADC Drilling Lexicon: Standardized industry terms to help regulators globally

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

The IADC Drilling Lexicon website, now under development, will provide a forum for critical review and analysis of terms used in drilling operations…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Dr Brenda Kelly, IADC senior director, program development, participated in the Latin American Forum on Energy and Environment at the University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School…

Wirelines

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

OSHA issued the “Guidance on Handling Cases Developed Pursuant to the FRC Enforcement Policy Memorandum” to regional administrators and solicitors on 18 December 2012…

From the chairman: IADC Red Thread – Paving the path to catalyze improved performance

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

A recent API study estimated that the US oil and natural gas industry has invested more than $252 billion since 1990 to improve the environmental performance of its products, facilities and operations…

For industry, by industry: 6 key facts worth repeating about IADC Rig Pass

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Since its establishment in 1992, IADC’s Rig Pass safety orientation program has issued approximately 200,000 certificates to the drilling industry…

Mike Hoyle, GL Noble Denton: Engagement is key to industrywide projects

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

Seemingly separate parts of life aligned for Mike Hoyle in the oil and gas industry. As an avid sailor coming from a family of engineers…

Remote directional drilling enhances shale well quality, efficiency

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

After a successful pilot application in the Haynesville Shale, Shell Upstream Americas is taking steps to conduct all of its directional drilling (DD), geosteering (GS) and measurement/logging while drilling (MWD/LWD) operations in the Americas and beyond from remote drilling centers…

Shale drilling reaps efficiency gains from MPD pressure control

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) techniques that are used to drill some of the world’s most extreme conventional wells also have the capability to significantly improve drilling efficiency in unconventional shales…

Case study: Planning enables remote-area drilling campaign

Posted on 22 May 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Offshore the Falkland Islands, approximately 650 km southeast of the South American continent, two small UK operators with limited in-house operational resources conducted a successful drilling campaign…

FPSO boom calls for care with power supply equipment, hazards

Posted on 22 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

The global FPSO market has encountered tremendous growth over the past 20 years and is showing no sign of slowing…

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