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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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New BOP design eliminates need for elastomeric seals

Posted on 30 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Enovate Systems has developed a product that replaces the BOP riser package design with a system that combines gate valves and a new shear system. The En-Tegrity Shear Seal Valve provides complete…

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From the 2012 ATCE exhibit floor: Closed-loop drilling mitigates well control events

Posted on 11 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Brian Grayson, Weatherford global manager of emerging technologies for drilling optimization services, speaks with Drilling Contractor…

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KCA DEUTAG, Aker Solutions help EnQuest reach 5 years free of LTIs

Posted on 05 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

EnQuest PLC has reached a new North Sea safety milestone by recording five years free of lost-time incidents…

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Shell keynote: To maintain license to operate, industry must improve performance, accelerate learning

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Royal Dutch Shell executive VP of safety and environment Kieron McFadyen is urging the drilling sector to learn…

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Exclusive video: Process safety should not be an HSE function?

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Vivek Bhatnagar, director of Phillip Townsend Associates, spoke with DC publisher/editor Mike Killalea at the 2012 IADC Drilling HSE Europe…

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Subsea Well Response Project intervention system nears completion

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The first equipment under development with the Subsea Well Response Project are due to be completed by the end of this year…

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OGP recommendations to focus on industry well control training

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

A workgroup under the OGP Wells Expert Committee is nearing the launch of a set of recommendations to enhance well control training…

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Dynamic risk assessment: Helping employees ‘stay in the moment’ to take right action at right time

Posted on 02 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Humans are not great at noticing change around us. “We don’t notice that gradual progression of change, and we certainly…

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Sustaining the license to drill: It’s not a game!

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

In summer 2011 offshore Greenland, in an attempt to halt Arctic exploration, Greenpeace activists scaled a semisubmersible rig large enough to drill in more than 8,000 ft of water. This, despite a court injunction and the risk of jail time and significant fines for the activists….

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