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Drilling Ahead: Taking competency, well control to new levels

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

It’s baaa-aack! Well control, that is. IADC began organizing well control conferences in 1990, and DC has for decades dedicated…

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Learning from a zero-incident industry: 6 pillars of naval nuclear propulsion

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Lessons learned by the US Navy in the early 1950s are relevant to the oil and gas industry as leaders seek to eliminate the accidental release of hydrocarbons and catastrophic events…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 05 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, September/October

Claxton provided a high-pressure drilling riser for two wells in 132 meters of water on a Gullfaks satellite field in Norway…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 03 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Uruguay-based Parden Holding has awarded a contract to Keppel FELS to build a jackup for US $206 million…

Drilling Ahead: Piper Alpha 25 years on

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

The Piper Alpha survivor recalled receiving a safety orientation – 10 years earlier. But not that day. Not 6 July 1988, the date of the…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, July/August

KCA Deutag has been awarded a contract with Statoil for the management, operation and maintenance of two Category J jackups…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, July/August

Recent testing in the Texas Barnett Shale where GFS Corp installed its bi-fuel conversion EVO-SP System on drilling rig generator…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, July/August

Terry Loftis, director of engineering of Transocean and vice chairman of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee, has been appointed chairman of DNV’s Rig Owners’ Committee…

5 tips for ensuring storm preparedness, minimizing disruption to operations

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, July/August

With the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season expected to be more active than normal – and both the Atlantic and Pacific basins off to a…

Perspectives: MPD pioneer Don Hannegan credits work to early industry adopters, IADC committee

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Videos

Don Hannegan, strategic technology development manager of MPD for Weatherford, takes great pride in solving problems…

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