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Digital training evolving into valuable asset for meeting challenges of skills, generation gap

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The drilling industry faces the “Big Crew Change” as a generation of experienced workers retires while improved extraction techniques demand…

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Automation & dual gradient: The ‘cuttingest’ of cutting-edge tech

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

When it comes to cutting-edge technology, dual-gradient drilling (DGD) and well-construction automation are the sharpest knives in the drawer…

Perspectives: Brett Borland, ConocoPhillips Building a career on technology innovations

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Being in the right place at the right time can make or break a career, depending on whether you can rise up to the challenge. For Brett Borland, who in 1980 was just…

D&C News

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Departments, November/December

The drill tower for the Noble Bully II drillship left the Huisman quay in Schiedam, The Netherlands, in late September for the Keppel…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Departments, November/December

Baker Hughes has installed the world’s first ultra-temperature electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems in steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)…

Perspectives: Gert-Jan Windhorst, Noble Corp

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Having been born and raised in the Netherlands in a family of sailors, it wasn’t particularly hard for Gert-Jan Windhorst to decide that he wanted to major in nautical science…

HSE Corner: Behavior management: next step change in safety

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Before we explain what “behavior-based safety” is in today’s oil and gas industry, let’s first ask ourselves: What is behavior management?

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

Mark Mey has joined Atwood Oceanics as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee Atwood’s financial function…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

The 8 ¾-in. VM613P six-bladed bit used a more active blade design to set a 24-hr footage record, a 120.02 ft/hr average ROP, in a Barnett Shale well…

Drilling Ahead: ‘Brick wall’ looms for offshore jobs

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

As the moratorium on deepwater drilling creeps toward its purported 30 Nov end date, efforts to jump start drilling in shallow water remain…

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