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HSE&T Corner: Maersk training, Weatherford team up for true-to-life, simulator-based MPD training

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Departments, Drilling It Safely, January/February

The ’60s, as a decade, was a world-changer in many ways, not least in technology. The computer mouse, RAM, the handheld calculator, bar-code scanning and then the halogen lamp…

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Amid cost constraints, industry must guard against drift into failure

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The industry is really moving ahead on human factors, which affects everything. IADC’s initiative to hold a conference on this (21-22 October in Galveston, Texas)…

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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The global drilling industry is going through a rough patch. Falling oil prices have put companies on edge, stirring anxieties about what lies ahead in 2015…

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University of Houston to lead subsea engineering research center

Posted on 21 January 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

The University of Houston (UH) will lead a national research center for subsea engineering and other offshore energy development issues, including research and technology…

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Maersk Training signs training agreement with Transocean

Posted on 08 January 2015 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Maersk Training will be responsible for administration of all and delivery of certain training for Transocean’s offshore crew for at least five years…

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ADCO: Safer rigs paramount to drilling growth in Middle East

Posted on 07 January 2015 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Although drilling contractors in the Middle East have made significant strides in safety, future rig expansion will depend on the ability of industry leaders to cultivate even safer work environments…

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Ensco development program produces driller in 3 years

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Ensco’s Accelerated Development Program (ADP) takes a “green” individual and, within a three-year period, trains them to become a driller. In response to personnel shortages in various areas, including drilling…

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Saudi Aramco: ‘Industry cannot afford to lose talent when the economy is down’

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Industry is facing a human resources challenge in two areas: the ageing workforce and the shortage of skills, Mohammed Al Sellemi…

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Shell simulator program addresses individuals’ capacity for high-stress environments

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Training is key to ensuring personnel are capable of performing their jobs and know how to respond during unplanned events. “But what about capacity?”…

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BP’s Krieger: Continued collaboration in people, equipment and processes key to enhancing well control

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The industry has taken significant actions to enhance well control. Now, it must continue that momentum to further advance these…

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