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Design for control, guarantee containment

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Features, July/August

Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” When it comes to well control, however, Chevron is not waiting around. With a global well control initiative that will…

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Dropped blocks: OMV gets to root causes, zeros in on prevention

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

Over the past years, OMV E&P has experienced several incidents in its drilling and workover activities related to dropped blocks…

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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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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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Tests show potential of alternative method for offshore cuttings drying

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

Over the past 20 years, studies have been conducted to assess the effects of drilled cuttings contaminated by non-aqueous fluids (NAFs) on the environment…

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Drilling Ahead: Taking competency, well control to new levels

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

It’s baaa-aack! Well control, that is. IADC began organizing well control conferences in 1990, and DC has for decades dedicated…

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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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