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Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Departments, November/December

Larry Dickerson, president and CEO of Diamond Offshore Drilling, will retire after more than 30 years of service, the company announced…

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Drilling Ahead: IADC, API tackle people, safety – See DC’s webcasts

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

People and safety top the industry’s priority list. Not exactly a news flash, true. As I wrote in the September/October 2013 DC, well control is back with a…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 28 October 2013 in 2013, Departments, November/December

Ensco has taken delivery of ENSCO 120, the first in its series of three ultra-premium, harsh-environment jackups. The rig is contracted to work…

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…

Mark Denkowski: Passion for training reflected in expansion of IADC accreditation programs

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, September/October

After trekking two miles along a raised, wooden pathway in Papua New Guinea in 1978, Mark Denkowski found himself by the roots of

People, companies and products

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, September/October

John W. Lindsay will become chief executive officer of Helmerich & Payne, effective upon the conclusion of the company’s annual stockholders meeting on 5 March 2014. He joined the company in 1987 as a drilling engineer…

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…

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