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Posted on 23 April 2015 in 2015, Departments, May/June

Isaac Q. Mensah has joined Mercury Well Control as the new Training Manager. He comes to Mercury with seven years of experience at NASA in robotics training…

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D&C News

Posted on 23 April 2015 in 2015, Departments, May/June

ExxonMobil has resumed drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope as construction continues toward bringing the initial production system online. The initial production system is designed to produce up to 10,000 BOPD of natural gas condensate and is scheduled for startup in 2016…

Ronald Sweatman, RS Consulting: ‘Well Cementing Operations’ to fill knowledge gap for engineers, rig crews

Posted on 23 April 2015 in 2015, Departments, May/June

Ronald Sweatman’s interest in oil and gas began when he was only 6-years-old, as his father – an oilfield general superintendent – brought him on trips to drilling…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 23 April 2015 in 2015, Departments, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

A newly launched MWD/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F and 25,000 psi recently set records in the Haynesville Shale, Sperry Drilling announced…

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…

People, Companies & Products

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…

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 & 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%…

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