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KOC program takes systematic approach to major accident hazards

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Catastrophic plant and equipment failures involving significant releases of hydrocarbons and hazardous chemicals have resulted in some of the most…

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RP takes integrated risk management approach to shale gas development

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

DNV, an independent foundation and global provider of risk management protocols, issued on 17 January a set of…

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Preventive maintenance systems drive change on Nabors rig engines

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

A sweeping change in equipment maintenance in the oil and gas industry is under way: Historical reactive maintenance…

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US launches expedited assessment of 2012 Arctic operations

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Department of Interior has launched an expedited, high-level assessment of the 2012 offshore drilling program…

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Norway proposes revision to NORSOK well integrity guidelines

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Standards Norway, one of three standardization bodies in Norway, has released Revision 4 of the NORSOK Standard D-010…

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Workforce nationalization: Companies take pride in strong recruiting, retention practices

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Nationalization of the work force, a practice the oil and gas industry has engaged in for decades…

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Noble program details 5 pillars leaders should exhibit to impact safety culture

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

While improvements in workplace conditions and in equipment and technology can be credited for…

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Industry growth, influx in young work force present opportunity to build safety culture, competencies

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

The Middle East accounts for almost 40% of the world’s proven oil reserves, and with that comes both responsibility…

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Enhancing education remains key to building Kurdish work force competency

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

If your company is operating and recruiting workers in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, respecting the local culture…

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To avoid ‘extinction’ in changing times, industry must enhance management of personnel competency

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The industry’s days of simply finding an able body to fill vacant shoes in the work force are long gone…

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