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Offshore Technology Conference

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

Studies consistently demonstrate that IADC members constitute a major portion of OTC registrants. IADC steadily ranks in the top three when registrants are asked to identify their association…

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Drilling & Completions Tech Digest

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

ExxonMobil has completed the first two extended-reach wells at the Odoptu field offshore eastern Russia. ExxonMobil subsidiary Exxon Neftegas Ltd (ENL) is operator on behalf of the five-company international Sakhalin-1 Consortium…

Drilling & Completions News

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

Vantage Drilling named their new rig, the Topaz Driller, in late February at the PPL Shipyards. A Baker Marine Pacific-class 375 rig, the Topaz Driller will go to work for PVEP Phu Quy Petroleum Operating Company offshore Vietnam…

Drilling Ahead: To MPD or not to MPD? Simplifying daunting decisions

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

To MPD or not to MPD? That is the question posed not by Hamlet, but by George Medley, Signa Engineering, speaking at the 2010 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference in Kuala Lumpur in late February…

Drilling and Completion: Tech Digest

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Departments, January/February

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Events and updates in People, Companies & Products. …

‘It’s all about working together and communicating’

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Departments, January/February

It should come as no surprise that Baker Hughes’ Rustom Mody is passionate about researching and developing high-tech solutions to the industry’s myriad completion and production problems. After all, he is the company’s vice president of technology for completions and production. …

Drilling Ahead: Once again, downturn has proven to be a good thing for technology

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Ever since the industry got rolled over by the monster how-low-will-it-go recession approximately 18 months ago, industry technology leaders have made various comments about how downturns can actually be a good thing for technological innovations. …

D&C News

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Departments, January/February

Drilling and completion news …

HSE Corner: 6 steps to a comprehensive fall protection program

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Falls while working at height are all too common; the greater tragedy is that each fall is preventable. Approximately 2.3 million work-related deaths worldwide occur annually, with the construction industry accounting for about 60,000 of them. Around the world, fall protection is moving up companies’’ safety agenda. …

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