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HSET Corner: Shifting gears from a culture of training to a culture of competence assurance

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

The introduction of new technologies, crews and regulations are affecting the way companies are approaching training and development. Competency assurance programs (CAPs) are gaining popularity and guiding a shift from a culture of training to a culture of competence. “It’s really about demonstration,” Martin Payne, technical director – Americas for Petrofac Training Services, said at the 2012 IADC Health, Safety, Environment and Training Conference & Exhibition on 7 February in Houston. “It’s not just about going and doing training. It’s really about ‘Don’t tell me, show me.’ ”

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HSE&T corner: Eight steps to grow the right people

Posted on 16 January 2012 in 2012, Departments, January/February

To increase retention of new employees, Patterson-UTI Drilling set aside traditional training approaches and implemented a multifaceted program to grow their own…

HSE Corner: Communication, participation among simple steps to boost JSA effectiveness

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Redundancy can lead to complacency, and often, it takes a careless mistake and avoidable event to remind people to treat an everyday task with the utmost care…

Drilling Ahead: Today’s interesting times spawn puzzles, challenges

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

An apocryphal Chinese curse threatens, “May you live in interesting times.” Curse or no, few would argue that today’s E&P industry does not epitomize interesting times…

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

TAQA Bratani recently awarded a three-year contract to KCA DEUTAG to supply platform drilling and maintenance services to four North Sea drilling platforms…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Landing Strings Solutions and Trelleborg Offshore have developed and manufactured the world’s first buoyancy module system deployed on a drill pipe landing string…

Perspectives: Dustin Torkay, Archer – On the fast track, setting technological goals within reach

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

In the race to the finish line, it was the hands-on experience that stuck with Dustin Torkay, project engineer at Archer. At 27, Mr Torkay is taking the fast route…

People, Companies & Products

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Houston-based AmeriMex Motor and Controls recently developed the industry’s first single 2,000-hp drilling motor. It is designed to work with small and mobile equipment…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Petrobras’ Brazilian natural gas output increased by 8% in July compared with the same month a year ago …

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Training have invested in a DrillSIM-6000 drilling simulator from UK-based Drilling Systems to be housed in a purpose-built complex in Svendborg, Denmark…

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