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Multiphase simulations enhance well designs, contingency planning

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Events in recent years have heightened industry awareness regarding well control issues, especially high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) and…

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Dynamic FITs verify changing integrity of complex wellbores

Posted on 02 November 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) methods enabled by drilling with closed-loop circulating fluid systems and PLC-controlled automatic chokes with the ability to…

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Real-time data offers critical tool to redefine well control, safety

Posted on 01 November 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The industry has historically viewed real-time data as it relates to drilling optimization. Recent catastrophic events have proven that loss of containment and…

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Shell to test technologies for enhancing deepwater well control

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Shell is testing three technologies designed to ensure ongoing process safety by preventing catastrophic incidents, with subsea trials set to begin in key…

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Aerospace design addresses risks of deepwater drilling

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Bastion Technologies has developed a well control intervention system designed to automate the control and separation of a welll under upset conditions and leave a clean interface…

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New BOP design eliminates need for elastomeric seals

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Enovate Systems has developed a product that replaces the BOP riser package design with a system that combines gate valves and a new shear system. The En-Tegrity Shear Seal Valve provides complete…

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From the 2012 ATCE exhibit floor: Closed-loop drilling mitigates well control events

Posted on 11 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Brian Grayson, Weatherford global manager of emerging technologies for drilling optimization services, speaks with Drilling Contractor…

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KCA DEUTAG, Aker Solutions help EnQuest reach 5 years free of LTIs

Posted on 05 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

EnQuest PLC has reached a new North Sea safety milestone by recording five years free of lost-time incidents…

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Shell keynote: To maintain license to operate, industry must improve performance, accelerate learning

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Royal Dutch Shell executive VP of safety and environment Kieron McFadyen is urging the drilling sector to learn…

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Exclusive video: Process safety should not be an HSE function?

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Vivek Bhatnagar, director of Phillip Townsend Associates, spoke with DC publisher/editor Mike Killalea at the 2012 IADC Drilling HSE Europe…

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