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Industry unites under SEMS Taskforce to implement new program

Posted on 08 November 2011 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Videos

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Well control risks on HPHT wells may call for system upgrades

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Although much progress has been made in kick detection techniques in recent years, kicks still occur and vary in type, composition…

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LRRS treads fine line within drilling window

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The low riser return system (LRRS) is a method for managing wellbore pressures during offshore drilling operations. It works by adjusting the mud level in the marine riser…

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ICS helps structure blowout response plan

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, November/December

To establish an effective blowout response, drilling hazards must be assessed. This article describes how Petrobras is approaching blowout response…

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SEMS rule marks new beginning in environmental, safety practices

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Features, November/December, Videos

Facing an impending deadline, companies from all corners of the industry capitalized on an unprecedented opportunity to help themselves reach a shared goal…

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Driving sustainability through reporting

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

IPIECA, API and the OGP have issued the second edition of Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting. Clear and consistent reporting helps …

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Training, hazard control key to better ergonomics

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a significant source of economic loss to drilling companies. It is difficult to pinpoint the extent of MSDs in the industry …

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Safe drilling operations come full circle

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Weatherford International is leveraging a fundamental aspect of all drilling operations – the mud system. Fluids in and out of the wellbore provide valuable info…

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Biofluids: Combining environmental responsibility, performance

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Features, September/October

More than 250 types of lubricants are used in daily offshore rig operations in appreciable volumes, including engine oils, hydraulic fluids, thruster fluids …

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QHSE lift: redefining management systems

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

To many people a management system, whether HSE, finance, human resources or operations, is a collection of documents describing “things the company needs or wants …

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