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Risk-based approach to competency places focus on rig floor, well control

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Contractors expanding safety management systems to formalize stronger process safety components. For the majority of drilling contractors…

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HSE&T Corner: 7 guiding principles for drilling industry leaders to sustain focus on process safety

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Catastrophic event prevention is a critical safety concern for all oil and gas-supporting industries. The challenge is that while process safety…

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Closed-loop separation system tackles common air drilling HSE risks

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances

Air drilling operations are feeling the impact of an increasingly complex global regulatory environment. From dust to open pits and tanks, traditional air drilling…

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KOC program takes systematic approach to major accident hazards

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Catastrophic plant and equipment failures involving significant releases of hydrocarbons and hazardous chemicals have resulted in some of the most…

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RP takes integrated risk management approach to shale gas development

Posted on 30 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

DNV, an independent foundation and global provider of risk management protocols, issued on 17 January a set of…

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Preventive maintenance systems drive change on Nabors rig engines

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

A sweeping change in equipment maintenance in the oil and gas industry is under way: Historical reactive maintenance…

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US launches expedited assessment of 2012 Arctic operations

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

The US Department of Interior has launched an expedited, high-level assessment of the 2012 offshore drilling program…

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Norway proposes revision to NORSOK well integrity guidelines

Posted on 09 January 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Standards Norway, one of three standardization bodies in Norway, has released Revision 4 of the NORSOK Standard D-010…

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Workforce nationalization: Companies take pride in strong recruiting, retention practices

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Nationalization of the work force, a practice the oil and gas industry has engaged in for decades…

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Noble program details 5 pillars leaders should exhibit to impact safety culture

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

While improvements in workplace conditions and in equipment and technology can be credited for…

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