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Houston college, university programs give students an edge into industry

Posted on 19 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

As the industry continues to expand, these institutions recognize the demand and opportunity to provide…

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Case study: Algerian underground blowout

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, March/April

The outcome of a well control and blowout incident reflects how well a crew is trained and prepared. This article will discuss the sequence of a well control operation…

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HSET Corner: Shifting gears from a culture of training to a culture of competence assurance

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

The introduction of new technologies, crews and regulations are affecting the way companies are approaching training and development. Competency assurance programs (CAPs) are gaining popularity and guiding a shift from a culture of training to a culture of competence. “It’s really about demonstration,” Martin Payne, technical director – Americas for Petrofac Training Services, said at the 2012 IADC Health, Safety, Environment and Training Conference & Exhibition on 7 February in Houston. “It’s not just about going and doing training. It’s really about ‘Don’t tell me, show me.’ ”

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ExxonMobil proposes hydraulic fracturing fluid disclosure in Europe

Posted on 13 March 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

Exxon Mobil Corp is calling for the adoption of a systematic hydraulic fracturing fluid disclosure program in Europe…

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Panel: Proactive engagement with public would cultivate trust

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The more the public knows, the more comfortable they will be with what the industry does. Knowing the efforts and…

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Understanding people, processes and growth will guide industry through changes to achieve sustainability

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The dynamic nature of the industry brings about uncertainties and challenges that are nothing new or unheard of but…

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BP, NOV, Ensco Test BOP Health Monitoring System in Brazil

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig

In a collaborative effort, BP, Ensco and National Oilwell Varco are conducting a pilot program…

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Open-source robotics system allows for sharing of research, advances in overall research

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

A robotics expert provided an overview of the latest advances in robotics research at the “Advancing Automation in…

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Rabun: Trust between operators, contractors will build public’s trust in industry

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The industry needs to strengthen its ability to collaborate across all segments, and the 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling…

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Payne: Setting a vision, being relentless would drive change and secure industry’s license to operate

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

In a thriving environment of new technologies, challenges and constant change, a clear vision and a steadfast…

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