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News Cuttings

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger hosted a luncheon on 18 July in Houston to discuss offshore safety leadership across the globe where oil and gas companies operate…

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Drilling Ahead: Taking competency, well control to new levels

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

It’s baaa-aack! Well control, that is. IADC began organizing well control conferences in 1990, and DC has for decades dedicated…

Tests show potential of alternative method for offshore cuttings drying

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Over the past 20 years, studies have been conducted to assess the effects of drilled cuttings contaminated by non-aqueous fluids (NAFs) on the environment…

Mark Denkowski: Passion for training reflected in expansion of IADC accreditation programs

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, September/October

After trekking two miles along a raised, wooden pathway in Papua New Guinea in 1978, Mark Denkowski found himself by the roots of

Lateral moves

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

A decade ago, the oil and gas industry married horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to create the shale boom that has revolutionized the hydrocarbon landscape in North America and beyond. Since that step-change, operators and service companies have learned important…

Learning from a zero-incident industry: 6 pillars of naval nuclear propulsion

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Lessons learned by the US Navy in the early 1950s are relevant to the oil and gas industry as leaders seek to eliminate the accidental release of hydrocarbons and catastrophic events…

Dual-fuel systems power up

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Features, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Technology that seamlessly switches between diesel and natural gas– most call it dual fuel – is finally hitting its stride…

Fluids management, accurate measurements boost solids control

Posted on 06 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

Industry is placing more focus on solids control, recognizing that efficient solids control equipment provides an opportunity to cut costs associated with drilling fluid…

Wirelines

Posted on 05 September 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

New Zealand has announced the implementation of new regulations that will raise the standard for workplace safety in petroleum E&P…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 05 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, September/October

Claxton provided a high-pressure drilling riser for two wells in 132 meters of water on a Gullfaks satellite field in Norway…

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