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Next-gen well control encompasses global standards, automation

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

A group of industry experts have created a vision for the next generation of well control that involves establishing global standards…

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Risk assessment targets well control functions of MPD operations

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is increasingly used in regions where the formation’s operational pressure window is restricted…

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MPD provides precise prevention, handling of gas influxes in risers

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Mounting deepwater experience suggests riser gas may be a problem that has seen its day—at least from a technology perspective…

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Biodegradable shale inhibitor developed for water-based muds

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances

Global developments in the shale inhibition market are trending toward environmentally friendly materials that are biodegradable…

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Eco-friendly invert emulsion fluid retains wellbore stability

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Over the past decade, invert emulsion drilling fluids that are free of organoclay have become popular. Improved wellbore stability, high…

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5 tips for ensuring storm preparedness, minimizing disruption to operations

Posted on 11 July 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, July/August

With the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season expected to be more active than normal – and both the Atlantic and Pacific basins off to a…

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Risk model simplifies BOP-pull decisions

Posted on 10 July 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

The decision-making process to pull a subsea blowout preventer (BOP) can be as complex as the tool itself…

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BP readies Houston well capping package for global deployment

Posted on 10 July 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

Although BP has continued to stress prevention as the primary focal point of its well control initiatives since April 2010, the operator has not neglected work on its $50 million global deepwater well capping and tooling package…

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Deloitte and NASA bring space-age risk management to oil and gas industry

Posted on 01 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

In a move designed to bring advanced risk-management capabilities to America’s energy industry, the Deloitte Center for…

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2nd OSRL capping system delivered to Singapore base

Posted on 26 June 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) unveiled the Subsea Well Intervention Service (SWIS) at its new facility in Singapore…

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