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Accountability, proper procedures key to reducing wire rope failures

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

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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API RP2D 7th edition proposed detailed training requirements

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The training section of API RP2D’s 7th edition will vastly dial up its focus on rigger training, according to Brandon…

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Construction industry may have lessons on crane operator certification

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Personnel certification of crane operators has improved safety in the construction industry, and such certification can…

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Transocean training center, Vision Strategy Center provide hub for education and support

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

In an ever-changing and progressing business, training for new technologies never ceases…

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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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