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Maersk Oil: Industry tasked with developing young, passionate workforce

Posted on 22 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

The big crew change has spotlighted the importance of developing a workforce that’s not only competent but also passionate…

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Sulfide stress cracking-resistant drill pipe addresses H2S challenges

Posted on 16 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

NOV Grant Prideco is working to improve the metallurgy of its drill pipe technologies to address H2S hazards. Michael Jellison, senior vice president – engineering for NOV Grant Prideco, spoke earlier this month…

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Cansco CEO: API Standard 53, competency programs vital to well integrity

Posted on 15 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

API Standard 53 has raised the bar for industry to standardize BOP operating requirements and prioritize preventive maintenance…

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Exclusive video: Express Energy shares H2S safety film

Posted on 14 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Express Energy Services released a movie in August that ties in families and emotions to emphasize H2S safety. Gary Childress, executive vice president of Express, speaks with…

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Darnell: Ensuring asset integrity key to process safety

Posted on 09 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

The drilling industry must maintain a laser-like focus on asset integrity in its quest to enhance process safety, James Darnell, VP – health, safety and…

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IADC launches Drilling Near Miss/Hit Report

Posted on 09 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, News

To help its members further enhance operational integrity, IADC has introduced the Drilling Near Miss/Hit Report. The new form was launched at the…

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Saipem health program ‘intervenes through the kitchen’

Posted on 09 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

At Saipem, the company has created the H-factor program, which aims to help its rig employees establish healthier eating habits…

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Exclusive video: Shell encourages industry to think process safety

Posted on 03 October 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Microsites, News, Videos

The drilling industry continues to take giant strides in process safety management, recognizing the catastrophic potential and impact on…

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IADC to develop KSAs for well-servicing positions

Posted on 11 September 2013 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The IADC Well Servicing Committee kicked off a project to develop KSAs for the well servicing industry on 9 September. “Ensuring employees are…

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Editorial: Progress made since Piper Alpha, but industry must keep pushing for openness

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

I recently attended the incredibly moving rededication service of the Piper Alpha memorial in Aberdeen, 25 years to the day after the North Sea tragedy took the lives of 167 offshore workers…

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