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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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Advanced simulators lead latest developments in training, enhance decision-making process

Posted on 10 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Diamond Offshore Drilling’s Ocean Technology Center is home to three full-size drilling simulators, one crane simulator, one ballast-control simulator…

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IADC, IOGP collaborate to address human factors, improve BOP performance

Posted on 10 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

IADC and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) have joined forces to enhance well control training and to collect BOP performance data…

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DNV GL introduces recommended practice for subsea lifting

Posted on 02 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The completion of a joint industry project (JIP) to improve existing standards and regulations around subsea lifting operations has resulted in a new recommended practice (RP)…

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Liner-less spill containment improves environmental performance, minimizes costs

Posted on 02 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

A new liner-less spill containment system helps to reduce contamination risks, improve on-site safety and minimize costs. Newpark Mats…

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Sarni: Industry has opportunity to do more with less water

Posted on 01 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

While some analysts are projecting a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, the oil and gas industry is doing what it does best – innovate. “You’re seeing a lot of technology innovation – using less water, recycling, reusing…

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In well control, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Posted on 18 November 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

It has been more than four years since Macondo, and the long-term effects of the oil spill are still being determined. “Oil is a natural substance that can be degraded…

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