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Exclusive video: DC tours Maersk’s MOSAIC II simulator training complex

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

In a special extended webcast, IADC managing editor Linda Hsieh tours the recently inaugurated…

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Proposed study aims to analyze environmental impact of onshore drilling

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

To illustrate how, and ultimately if, oil and gas extraction onshore can occur without impacting the environment…

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Petrofac Houston training center focuses on emergency management

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrofac’s Houston training center has relocated to a new 7,000-sq-ft facility, adding about 34% additional…

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Seneca/Ensign rigs switch to LNG for power in Marcellus

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Seneca Resources Corp and Ensign Drilling have installed two GE gas engines to power the first LNG-fueled drilling rigs…

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Assessment, training and leadership foster confidence in competencies at BP

Posted on 15 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

In the mission to deliver safe, compliant and reliable wells, people are the life of the operation, and individual…

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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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