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

API announced the publication of API Bulletin 97, Well Construction Interface Document Guidelines, First Edition, on 4 December. The newly published documents provide guidance…

2014 IADC Officers

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

Jay Minmier, president of Nomac Drilling since 2011, has more than 22 years of experience in the drilling industry. He began his career with Helmerich & Payne, serving in a…

Going beyond LTIs: Industry must reassess how it measures safety

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, January/February

Søren Risgaard Jeppesen is senior director of QMHSE for Maersk Drilling. From your role leading the HSE department at Maersk, what is the company focusing on going into 2014?…

Drilling & Completion News

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

Two new rigs from Latshaw Drilling began operations in December in the Permian Basin. The first is Rig #42 (pictured), a National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Ideal 1,500-hp AC rig with…

Drilling intensity shifts rig maintenance needs into high gear

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, January/February

Jon Cole is chairman & CEO of Sidewinder Drilling. In the past five years, 600 to 700 newbuilds have entered the US onshore market. How have unconventionals influenced…

Editorial: IADC leads united front to enhance competency across drilling industry

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

Competency and the need to provide tangible proof of same have become critically important in recent years. Defining applicable skill sets and providing the associated…

Tracking high-potential incidents to drive next step in safety journey

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, January/February

David Williams is chairman, president and CEO of Noble Corp and 2013 IADC chairman. Noble, as well as the wider drilling industry, have undertaken a significant newbuild…

Subsea innovations: Building reliability into complex, high-risk world

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Features, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

In the high-risk subsea world, innovation has historically been driven by safety, reliability, economics and efficiency. Now operators have added a new watchword to their…

HSE&T Corner: Training program targets crews working with equipment in hazardous locations

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, January/February

More training requirements could be on the way for the Gulf of Mexico if rulemaking proposed last June by the US Coast Guard (USCG) goes through. Under the proposal, certain…

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