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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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Onshore-tested MHA drilling fluid seeks offshore applications

Posted on 26 June 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

As regulations around handling and disposal of drilling fluids get tougher around the world, ViChem Specialty Products…

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UK HSE report: Reportable hydrocarbon releases nearly halved over three years

Posted on 14 June 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

The UK oil and gas industry has achieved a 48% reduction in the number of reportable hydrocarbon releases over three years, the…

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BSEE to establish Ocean Energy Safety Institute for collaborative research, shared learning

Posted on 05 June 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will establish an independent Ocean Energy…

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Environmentally friendly proppant technology to improve hydraulic fracturing efficiency

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Preferred Sands has launched a non-phenolic, resin-coating technology designed to be more environmentally friendly and efficient than conventional phenolic-based resins…

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ASTM subcommittee to develop hydraulic fracturing standards

Posted on 28 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, May/June, Onshore Advances

ASTM International has formed a subcommittee to develop standards for hydraulic fracturing. Subcommittee D18.26, which held its first meeting in January, includes 230 volunteer…

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