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Risk-informed decisions allow realization of rigs’ inherent reliability

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Efficient Rig

Drilling rig operation, maintenance and management involves fast turnaround and high-pressure work with critical tasks. These tasks are performed by diversely skilled personnel…

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Ensuring reliability, and proving it

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

From reliability-centered maintenance programs to integrated sensors to advanced risk modeling, the drilling industry is dedicating more resources than ever to ensuring the integrity of its assets…

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Front-loaded approach to well control stresses planning, prevention

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin’s sage advice still resonates today, even in 10,000-ft laterals and subsea wells a mile or more beneath…

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Q&A’s with UK, Norwegian regulators

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

As head of the UK Heath and Safety Executive (HSE) Energy Division, what goals do you have for the coming years? Susan Mackenzie: The health and safety priorities for the…

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HSE&T Corner: Quantitative method can guide competency programs, determine value of assessment

Posted on 10 July 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, July/August

When something goes wrong, the culprit is oftentimes the human factor – not having the right person with the right skills in the right place at the right time. “If you look…

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Claxton completes rigless removal of a stuck BHA during slot recovery

Posted on 09 July 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Claxton Engineering Services, an Acteon company, has completed the first rigless removal of a stuck bottomhole assembly (BHA). The work was completed during a slot recovery…

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Maintaining pressure key to casing integrity

Posted on 08 July 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News

For drilling contractors, asset integrity is most strongly linked to the reliability and performance of drilling rigs and the equipment onboard those rigs. However, many…

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Hardbanding alloys, application methods evolve to meet demands of intensive pad drilling campaigns

Posted on 08 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Back when hydrocarbon recovery meant drilling a vertical, straight, open-hole well, hardbanding was simply a matter of applying tungsten carbides to protect and extend the…

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First Dopeless technology well drilled in Alaska’s North Slope

Posted on 07 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News

A European oil and gas company has successfully drilled the first Dopeless technology well in Alaska’s North Slope, on the northern part of the Brooks Range on the…

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Wärtsilä to deliver generating sets for two well-intervention vessels for Siem Offshore

Posted on 04 July 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Wärtsilä has received an order to deliver generating sets for two new well-intervention vessels for Siem Offshore from Norway. The vessels are under construction…

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