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MPD/UBD successfully drills sidetrack after 6 failed conventional drilling attempts

Posted on 16 April 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

In the Brookeland Field in East Texas, conventional drilling methods failed in six attempts to drill a “straightforward” horizontal wellbore. The original well had surface casing installed…

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Pacific Drilling integrates ‘disruptive’ DGD technology into 7th-generation drillship

Posted on 16 April 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

A disruptive technology is one that “gets its start away from the mainstream of a market and, then, as its functionality improves over time, invades the main market,” as defined by Harvard…

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UMW: New academy trains diverse talents with varying backgrounds

Posted on 09 April 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

For Abdul Samad Yusof, Head of UMW Drilling Academy, an understanding of where trainees come from is essential if one is to be able to teach them effectively, particularly…

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Linking personnel wellness to HSE: A healthier workforce is a safer workforce

Posted on 09 April 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Whereas responsibilities for employee safety and employee health within a drilling company typically fall to separate departments – generally the HSE department for the former…

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HSE program identifies, trains ‘influencers’ to be champions for change

Posted on 09 April 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

After 20 years of staggering growth, mostly through acquisitions, Weatherford had become a company with more than 300 different management systems within the organization…

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Preemptive, tailored planning key to well control risk management

Posted on 09 April 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

“Prevention is better than cure” is an ancient saying, but it still applies as well today as it ever did, especially when it comes to well control. “It’s in everyone’s interest…

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Trend analysis, cross-audits part of safety management system under Keppel’s WSH 2018 vision

Posted on 09 April 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Four key strategic thrusts – framework, system, ownership and partnerships – are driving sustained safety improvements under Keppel Corp’s “Workplace Safety and Health 2018”…

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Brazilian regulator ANP developing rules for well design, BOP reliability

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Since 2010, ANP, the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, has completed more than 200 audits on offshore and onshore oil and gas fields and onshore…

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Video: Noble PATH program defines job competencies, career paths

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

In October 2013, Noble rolled out PATH, a “promotion and advancement through hard work” program that is designed to measure, optimize and demonstrate the competency…

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OSRL opens Brazil base housing subsea capping stack

Posted on 14 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL), a global response cooperative funded by some 160 oil and energy companies, has opened a new base in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. The base houses…

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