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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…

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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…

D&C News

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

The Offshore Energy Center (OEC) has reported that the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum in Galveston, Texas, survived Hurricane Ike’s powerful winds and storm surges in September…

D&C Tech Digest

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

Helix Energy Solutions Group subsidiary Helix Well Ops announced that its Well Ops Asia Pacific team, based in Perth, Western Australia, recently set a world depth record for subsea wireline intervention…

Trainers Corner

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

Have you ever called a direct report on the phone and given him precise instructions, only to find later that he did not follow through on what you requested?

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