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Industry must raise the bar in standards development to push drilling automation

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

The shift toward automation isn’t likely to usher in a new generation of standards, but it will provide the drilling…

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Aker Solutions launches dome simulator at Katy training facility

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

As a result of increased rig activity in the Gulf of Mexico, Aker Solutions has recently added a dome simulator and three classrooms to its training facility…

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Vantage Drilling uses new training tool to expand e-learning

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Vantage Drilling Co is planning to roll out the IADC SkillSTICK technology for its entire rig fleet after implementing the device for the Titanium Explorer…

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Guest Editorial: BSEE – Safety must permeate all levels

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, July/August

As anyone who works on the Outer Continental Shelf knows, offshore safety is everyone’s responsibility. Every company, every worker, every day. At this year’s Offshore Technology Conference, I unveiled…

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Lifting guide: Hoist safety tips every rigger, operator should know

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, July/August

All too often, hoisting-related accidents in North America could have been prevented simply by properly training operators on the operation, safe rigging, inspection and…

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Industry LTI rate falls to record-low 0.34 in 2011, ISP data shows

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

The drilling industry’s worldwide lost-time incidence (LTI) rate dropped to a record low of 0.34 in 2011, an 11% improvement over the rate of 0.38 in 2010…

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OCS safe lifting group: New incident-reporting format to aid analysis

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

The overall number of incidents and injuries on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in 2011 associated with lifting has remained fairly flat compared with 2010 data…

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Perspectives: Anthony Zacniewski, Bandera Drilling – Passion to protect people drives safety goal

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, July/August, Videos

The transition from patrolling highways to roughnecking in oilfields sparked a culture shock when…

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Raising the bar for global safety, competency

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

IADC has kicked off an ambitious project to develop worldwide competency guidelines for virtually all rig positions, with a priority on safety-critical positions with well control responsibilities. The guidelines, to be built upon IADC’s Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) templates, aim to provide tools…

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10 tools to build more effective training

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, July/August

In the oil and gas trade, proper safety training can mean the difference between life and death. The goal of every teaching program should be to create training that attracts and retains people’s attention and…

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