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HSE Corner: Taking lessons in standardization, discipline from fighter pilot training to offshore drilling

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Departments, Drilling It Safely, July/August

Our industry has come a long way in developing safe and efficient training. However, Brian “Bru” Brurud developed a new spin on the subject…

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D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Departments, July/August

ExxonMobil has completed the world’s longest extended-reach well drilled from an existing offshore fixed platform drilling rig, increasing the…

D&C News

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Departments, July/August

Pride International has been awarded a one-year contract by OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA for the mid-water semisubmersible Pride Venezuela…

Suspending drilling is non-solution that will only beget more problems

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

Just a few weeks ago, as I was watching TV and flipping the channel back and forth between CNN’s endless coverage of the BP oil spill and the MTV Movie Awards…

D&C News

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

The Offshore Energy Center (OEC) is vigorously pursuing an initiative to bring the offshore industry to classrooms through its Mobile Offshore Learning Units (MOLU)…

Drilling Ahead: Balanced energy strategy beats demonizing natural gas

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

In the oil and gas business, most people adopt an evenly balanced approach to energy and the environment. The people I brush shoulders with don’t trumpet oil-and-gas solutions for every niggling energy problem…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), using Rig KDC-41, has drilled what it believes to be the shallowest horizontal well ever drilled in Kuwait and the Middle East and with the shallowest kick-off point worldwide…

4 steps to assess, avoid musculoskeletal injury

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Safety is an ongoing concern for our industry. From fire-resistant suits to protective eyewear and headgear, rig crews have access to a plethora of external protective equipment safety…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

Edward O “Coots” Matthews, co-founder of Boots & Coots passed away 31 March. He was 86 years old. “Boots & Coots recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and we owe a…

Perspectives: Jim Nicklos, Nicklos Drilling Company

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

When asked what he remembered about the oil industry as a child, Jim Nicklos said, “There was always a water jug out there with only one cup, and for whatever reason, I don’t know why, that stuck in my mind.”

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