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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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Fixing human error

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

“It took us several weeks to complete and lots of effort, but we can now most definitively say that the root cause was categorically linked to “human error…”

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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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IADC ISP: 2012 LTI rate hits record low; 22 fatalities reported

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

The drilling industry’s worldwide lost-time incident (LTI) rate reached a record low of 0.26 in 2012, a 24% improvement over the 2011 rate of 0.34…

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