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Oman training center supports safety, operational goals

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

The Nabors International Oman Training Center (OTC) in Muscat, which began operating 12 years ago, originally trained rig mechanics and electricians…

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Drilling Ahead

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Departments, January/February

This is the downturn everyone expected. They just didn’t expect it so soon. Anyone with a sense of history of the oil and gas business is wise to the reality that a ceaseless upward cycle just is not in the cards. The cards always come tumbling down…

Perspectives

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Salvador – it’s Brazil’s oldest city (founded in 1549), one of its largest (3 million-plus people in the metropolitan area), and a vibrant place known as the country’s “Capital da Alegria,” or “Capital of Happiness…”

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Departments, January/February

National Oilwell Varco’s Frank Springett, vice chairman of the Future Technology Subcommittee of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee, has been selected as the inaugural winner of World Oil’s “Next Generation Award…”

HSE Corner

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, January/February

In 2001, HSE personnel from BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell gathered to develop minimum safety awareness training requirements for all employees working offshore…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Departments, January/February

Enventure Global Technology has completed its 1,000th SET expandable job, installing a 47-ft 7 5/8 x 9 5/8-in. 36.0 lb/ft expandable cased-hole liner to cover damaged casing near the surface of the well…

D&C News

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Departments, January/February

KCA DEUTAG’s crews on rig T201 working in Brunei have received recognition from Shell as Land Rig of the Year in its worldwide fleet for 2008…

Perspectives: On his rigs, don’t just talk about safety. Walk the talk.

Posted on 19 November 2008 in 2008, Departments, November/December

Going from Louisiana to Tunisia after graduating from Northwestern State University in 1976, Larry Holloway was excited about his first international…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 19 November 2008 in 2008, Departments, November/December

NOV Elmar has opened a new facility in Dubai, expanding its premises in the region to almost 40,000 sq ft and increasing staff to over 50…

Drilling Ahead

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, Departments, November/December

Attitudes of DC readers toward anticipated oil prices have turned upside down in just six short months. A survey conducted on 1 April of subscribers to eNews from DrillingContractor.org, DC’s electronic newsletter, found that two-thirds of our discerning readers (66.2%) believed oil prices would exceed $100/bbl by 1 April 2009…

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