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Houston Community College to build training facility focusing on entry-level rig crews

Posted on 30 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Houston Community College (HCC) is establishing the HCC Global Oil and Gas Drilling Training Center to provide drilling…

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Next-generation semi replaces derrick with multipurpose tower

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

With the implementation of the multipurpose tower (MPT) on Noble Drilling’s Noble Bully I and II in March and April 2012…

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Increasing complexity, global expansion calls for crew competence

Posted on 29 August 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

The nature of the oil and gas industry is often described as cyclical. Personnel shortages accelerated by the Big Crew Change and market upswing reflect…

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IADC launches Well Control Institute

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Preventing the unwanted release of hydrocarbons is the primary process safety concern at all stages of a well’s life cycle. Proper personnel training is an essential element in that prevention. On the eve of the 2013 IADC Well Control Conference…

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Panel: Competency-based well control training focuses on the learner

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

When investigating well control incidents, the human factor is frequently cited as the root cause. “People do things they shouldn’t…

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Exclusive video: Wild Well Control statistics reflect reduction in well control events

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

In 2012, Wild Well Control recorded 96 responses to blowout and pressure control events worldwide, which is an improvement…

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Exclusive video: Automated influx detection with MPD in deepwater applications

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Challenges such as riser and surface equipment limitation needs to be considered to define recommended practices for deepwater well…

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3D rig tool provides interactive learning experience

Posted on 07 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX) at the University of Texas at Austin has launched the 3D Interactive Offshore Oil Rig…

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BP shares 8 steps for safe lifting operations

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Within BP operations, every lift requires a lift plan – no exceptions. At the 2013 API Offshore Safe Lifting Conference on 17 July in Houston, Kevin Boyle…

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IADC crane stats point to need to improve roustabout training

Posted on 24 July 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The roustabout position accounted for 32.24% of total recordable incidents and 32.5% of lost-time incidents (LTIs) in the US offshore, according to IADC…

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