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Arctic regulations overview: flexibility, cooperation needed

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

The existence of comprehensive Arctic-specific regulatory regime is paramount for ensuring the safety of Arctic drilling and to lead to the successful development…

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Learning from a zero-incident industry: 6 pillars of naval nuclear propulsion

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

Lessons learned by the US Navy in the early 1950s are relevant to the oil and gas industry as leaders seek to eliminate the accidental release of hydrocarbons and catastrophic events…

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Fluids management, accurate measurements boost solids control

Posted on 06 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

Industry is placing more focus on solids control, recognizing that efficient solids control equipment provides an opportunity to cut costs associated with drilling fluid…

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KEMTRON simplifies solids control solutions

Posted on 06 September 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Efforts to achieve sophistication through simplicity are driving the latest developments at KEMTRON Technologies. With three solids control product updates due for commercialization…

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New containment concept to improve subsea well incident preparedness, response

Posted on 05 September 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) and the Subsea Well Response Project (SWRP) will further develop existing subsea well response capability through the…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 03 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig

Uruguay-based Parden Holding has awarded a contract to Keppel FELS to build a jackup for US $206 million…

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Houston Community College to build training facility focusing on entry-level rig crews

Posted on 30 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Houston Community College (HCC) is establishing the HCC Global Oil and Gas Drilling Training Center to provide drilling…

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Next-generation semi replaces derrick with multipurpose tower

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

With the implementation of the multipurpose tower (MPT) on Noble Drilling’s Noble Bully I and II in March and April 2012…

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Increasing complexity, global expansion calls for crew competence

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

The nature of the oil and gas industry is often described as cyclical. Personnel shortages accelerated by the Big Crew Change and market upswing reflect…

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IADC launches Well Control Institute

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Preventing the unwanted release of hydrocarbons is the primary process safety concern at all stages of a well’s life cycle. Proper personnel training is an essential element in that prevention. On the eve of the 2013 IADC Well Control Conference…

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