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Deepwater integrity: Safety must keep pace with activity growth

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, January/February

Regarding process safety in wells and homing in on well control, there are a lot of areas where we are making progress and improvements. It means continually…

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Deeper waters, LNG prospects gain momentum

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

Asia Pacific is stepping out of its comfort zone. Long a region with plenty of shallow, easy-to-tap conventional resources, the market has begun a transition, shifting focus to more complex and risky ventures such as deepwater, high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) reservoirs and…

2013 IADC chairman David Williams: Safety is not negotiable

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

In life, sometimes you have to be at the right place at the right time in order to get to that next step. But a lucky break is never enough; it’s what you do once you get that break…

Editorial: IADC well suited to lead in competence assurance

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

As anyone who has ever been on an offshore rig can attest, the best and most important safety feature on any rig is a well-trained, experienced and…

HSE&T Corner: 7 guiding principles for drilling industry leaders to sustain focus on process safety

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Catastrophic event prevention is a critical safety concern for all oil and gas-supporting industries. The challenge is that while process safety…

Closed-loop separation system tackles common air drilling HSE risks

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances

Air drilling operations are feeling the impact of an increasingly complex global regulatory environment. From dust to open pits and tanks, traditional air drilling…

Completing the shale puzzle

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, January/February

It’s no secret that unconventional shale production is booming in North America, and the news keeps getting better as industry continues expanding into new oil and liquids-rich plays. So bullish is the outlook for shale oil, the International Energy Agency…

KOC program takes systematic approach to major accident hazards

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Catastrophic plant and equipment failures involving significant releases of hydrocarbons and hazardous chemicals have resulted in some of the most…

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