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Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

IADC has launched its new accreditation program for Helicopter Underwater Escape and Water Survival Training (HUET) for the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). At the request of oil…

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The Latin American puzzle

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The sun is rising on Latin America. With its prolific and varied resources, the region is poised to become a major player on the global hydrocarbon map. While the big story in recent years has been the massive pre-salt discoveries in the deepwater off the coast of Brazil…

Enhanced tool design, testing processes target better field reliability

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, January/February

Clive Rayton is vice president of Drilling Service Solutions at Baker Hughes. How have service companies been affected by the boom in unconventional drilling and the rapid…

2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference: Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions…

Industry must sustain steadfast focus on wellbore, critical path

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, January/February

John Rynd is CEO and president of Hercules Offshore and 2014 IADC vice chairman. At an industry event last year, you spoke of near-historical highs for contractor backlogs and how…

Collaboration enhances operational integrity, emergency preparedness

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, January/February

Brett Darley is the director of drilling and completions at Apache in Australia. Following the Montara and Macondo incidents, the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration…

Development volume lends contract visibility, opps for new players

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, January/February

Rohaizad Darus is president of Malaysia-based UMW Oil and Gas. What do you see as the overall challenges for expanding the deepwater market in Asia Pacific, and how do…

Well economics steer completions focus toward standardization

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, January/February

Mike Garding is the Schlumberger Completions president. Compared with drilling, completion has come to account for an increasing percentage of total well costs in recent…

Pad drilling, on-site water treatment help reduce surface impact

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, January/February

Michael Power is Chevron’s manager of unconventional resources – global drilling & completions. How is the need to boost economics in shale development driving new drilling…

People, companies and products

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Departments, January/February

Robert “Bobby” L. Parker Jr has retired from Parker Drilling after 18 years as president and CEO. Over his more than 40 years at the company, Mr Parker spearheaded the development of a strong safety culture…

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