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KSA project on pace for 2013 completion

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, Videos

The IADC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) project is well under way, with several key tasks completed and other initiatives in development…

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Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Technology Center focuses on the future of drilling

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, May/June, Videos

Addressing the increasing complexity of drilling technology and equipment, Diamond Offshore Drilling recently opened its 15,000-sq-ft Ocean Technology Center in Houston…

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North American operators find value in Shale Performance Review

Posted on 29 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets

A group of North American shale well operators reached a one-year milestone earlier this year with the “Shale Performance…

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Automatic well control system designed to remove guesswork in kick detection

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) has made production possible in wells with narrow pressure margins…

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Hess staying nimble on risk management during company transformation

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

Hess Corp is changing the way it manages risks, including non-technical risks, following an…

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Hunt: US, Caribbean nations must continue collaboration on spill response planning

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Deepwater E&P is ramping up worldwide, and the Caribbean is following suit. Exploration plans for…

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Emissions regulations, lower-cost fuels drive advances in engine technology

Posted on 25 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

Increasing emissions regulations and access to low-cost fuels are driving innovations in engine manufacturing. Requirements set…

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Shale gas panel: Industry must engage, educate public to win trust

Posted on 11 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

In the discussion of the environmental impact of shale gas development, the word “impact” has become more of a reference…

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Vantage Drilling charts path toward offshore personnel competency

Posted on 10 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

If it’s not yet clear from the increasing number of discussions that drilling professionals are having about competency…

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Smooth Operators: Personal, process safety should go hand in hand

Posted on 10 April 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

A group of HSE professionals calling themselves the “Smooth Operators” are meeting quarterly to discuss common…

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