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News Cuttings

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Further reflecting IADC’s commitment to champion better regulation and enhance operational integrity, Steve Kropla has been promoted to executive…

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HSE&T Corner: Avoiding complacency through chronic unease can help ensure process safety

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Dr Ronald McLeod, global discipline lead for human factors at Shell, wants to help the drilling industry tap into “chronic unease.” Being chronically…

Micronized barite fluid helps Brazilian well walk narrow drilling window

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, November/December, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling highly inclined wellbores poses two key challenges for operators: avoiding nonproductive time (NPT) from drilling fluid and well control issues…

People, Companies and Products

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Departments, November/December

Larry Dickerson, president and CEO of Diamond Offshore Drilling, will retire after more than 30 years of service, the company announced…

The rising East

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

The widely varied Asia Pacific energy market is on the cusp of significant change. From the export market of Australia in the south to the energy-hungry nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China and Japan, countries are looking to maximize domestic production…

Staying afloat

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December, The Offshore Frontier

Falling demand and rising supply suggest a potential near-term perfect storm for E&P, but long-term fundamentals remain sound, analysts report. The US continues to see phenomenal growth in raw crude and natural gas liquids production – up by 1.5 million bbls/day year over year…

Drilling Ahead: IADC, API tackle people, safety – See DC’s webcasts

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

People and safety top the industry’s priority list. Not exactly a news flash, true. As I wrote in the September/October 2013 DC, well control is back with a…

Plaisance: Escalating rig sizes may challenge growth of deepwater drilling

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, November/December, The Offshore Frontier

Sixty years ago, Mr Charlie became industry’s first submersible drilling rig. It had 46 beds and was able to operate in up to 40 ft of water. That was…

IADC: Connecting the world’s drilling community

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

2013 has been an incredibly busy and productive year for IADC, and it is only the beginning. As our positive momentum propels us into 2014…

2013 operational summary: New IADC is well under way

Posted on 29 October 2013 in 2013, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

In 2013, the Operational Integrity Group devoted time and expertise to promoting the interests of IADC members by addressing and participating in…

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