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Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

R&M Energy Systems is offering the Hercules Lugless 150H BOP Cap, which allows operations to use a wrench rather than a hammer to secure the end caps…

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HSE Corner: Industry groups enhance lifting/hoisting safety with competency standards, exams

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

The OGP Lifting and Hoisting Task Force has been reviewing developments in defining competencies …

Perspectives: Brian Maness, Diamond Offshore – Helping rig crews do their jobs right

Posted on 08 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Brian Maness, assistant manager of training for Diamond Offshore, has a passion for training running in his blood …

Drilling Ahead: Shell/CNPC JV shows that change isn’t coming; it’s here

Posted on 07 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Shell and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to develop a highly automated well manufacturing system …

Drilling Ahead: Shale revolution shifts to oily & international phase

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

The shale revolution has shifted into a new phase to encompass oil plays and expand its frontiers beyond North America. In today’s US rig count, the increase in oil-focused rigs mirrors nearly perfectly the decline in gas rigs…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Deep Sea Metro took delivery of the Deepsea Metro I sixth-generation drillship from Hyundai Heavy Industries on 22 June. Odfjell Drilling has secured a contract with BG Group…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Woodside has signed on with AGR Drilling Services to use its Riserless Mud Recovery system (RMR) for top-hole drilling on an exploration campaign…

Operator takes proactive approach to human-factors evaluation of equipment

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Safety within the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) oil and gas industry has become the focus of attention around the world after the Macondo incident in April 2010. However, preceding this incident, safety had already been a priority throughout the industry…

Perspectives: Brady Long, Ensco – Dynamic drilling industry best experienced from the inside

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August, Uncategorized

Listening to Brady Long’s story of how he found himself working first at Pride International and now at Ensco, you realize that he’s telling you he feels more at home working among drillers than among lawyers. Considering his law degree background, it seems slightly ironic…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Paradigm Oilfield Services has secured a $400,000 contract to supply equipment, including stabilizers and its dual-stage hole-opener called “The Beast,” for a drilling operation in…

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