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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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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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