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Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Departments, March/April

Statoil’s Board of Directors has appointed Eldar Sætre as its new President and CEO. Mr Sætre has been acting as President and CEO since 2014 October…

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HSE&T Corner

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Departments, March/April

The hazards associated with working high above the ground on a drilling rig presents significant safety concerns, from the potential of a well blowout to the possibility of a worker losing his or her footing and falling…

Perspectives: David Pavel, Welling and Company: Impact of early-career field experience reverberates long after

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Departments, March/April

Creative problem solving has played a major role in David Pavel’s career. From his first job as an engineer to his current position as President of Welling and Company, Mr Pavel has found success…

Perspectives: Moji Karimi, Weatherford: Millennials to lead charge on increasing speed of industry evolution

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Departments, January/February

Growing up in Iran in the 1990s and early 2000s, Moji Karimi remembers being fascinated by the oil and gas industry. It was no surprise, then, that he decided to move to the oil and gas hub of Lafayette, La., in 2008 after earning a bachelor’s degree…

HSE&T Corner: Maersk training, Weatherford team up for true-to-life, simulator-based MPD training

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Departments, Drilling It Safely, January/February

The ’60s, as a decade, was a world-changer in many ways, not least in technology. The computer mouse, RAM, the handheld calculator, bar-code scanning and then the halogen lamp…

Drilling Ahead: IADC workshops shed light on new EU rule

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Departments, November/December

The European Union has implemented the offshore regulatory version of Einstein’s elusive Grand Unified Theory, and IADC is there to help its members understand…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Departments, November/December

Drillmec has designed an automated drilling rig called AHEAD, Advanced Hydraulic Electrical Automated Driller. It reduces the rig footprint by approximately 50%…

Perspectives: Jennifer Guidry, Hercules Offshore: Empowered employees key to achieving incident-free operations

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Jennifer Guidry never expected to find herself in a leadership position at an offshore drilling company in Houston. “One of the greatest things I’ve learned,” she said, “is that to achieve extraordinary things…

HSE&T corner: Transocean takes proactive approach to implementing ABCDs of malaria prevention

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Although Ebola is the disease that’s dominating the bulk of media attention these days, it’s malaria that companies should be thinking more about in terms of protecting employees’ health. Malaria…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Departments, November/December

Edwin “Eric” McGhee, who served as Executive Vice President for IADC for 15 years, passed away on 4 October. He was 88. Born on 31 December in 1925 in Brownwood, Texas, Mr McGhee was the seventh of eight children…

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