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Noble selects Sonardyne emergency BOP control system for Noble Globetrotter II

Posted on 29 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

Sonardyne International Ltd has been awarded a contract by Noble Corp to supply a wireless acoustic emergency BOP control…

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BSEE releases final offshore drilling safety rule

Posted on 16 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a final offshore drilling safety rule on 15 August…

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BP to establish $100 million center to research advanced materials

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

BP will establish a $100 million international research center, known as the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials, or BP-ICAM…

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Baker Hughes expands line of environmentally responsible fluids solutions

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

SmartCare, Baker Hughes’ line of environmentally responsible solutions, now includes drilling and…

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DNV students develop concept for oil spill response system for Arctic

Posted on 09 August 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

DNV’s summer students presented the results of seven weeks of work to develop a realistic concept…

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Rynd: Zero risk tolerance is next step to improve safety

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Industry has made great strides over the past 30 years in reducing its incident rates, but to further improve, risk tolerance has to reach zero…

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Crane standards, inspections on BSEE, Coast Guard agendas

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) may seek updated standards regarding offshore pedestal-mounted cranes…

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Panel: Lift plans, JSAs build safer operations

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Lifting plans and JSAs help create safer lifting operations, but companies have found that reviewing the job once it’s completed better prepares the crew for future operations…

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Accountability, proper procedures key to reducing wire rope failures

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

The wire rope is the most critical functioning component on a rig crane, and lack of proper inspection procedures is the root cause of 90% of cable failures…

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Winslett: Process safety management ensures asset integrity in offshore lifting operations

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Designing clear operating envelopes for the crane operator will build safer rig environments, Ernie Winslett…

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