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Petrobras reduces pre-salt drilling time by 55%


Posted on 01 July 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras has reduced drilling time by 55%, from 126 days in 2010 to 60 days in 2013 in the pre-salt layer of the Lula and Sapinhoá fields, where it has achieved 30 days…

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GE wins PEMEX surface wellhead, tree contract for GOM project

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

GE Oil & Gas has signed a multi-year agreement with PEMEX to supply and install surface wellheads and trees for an offshore project in the Campeche Sound Ayatsil field in the…

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Lessons from chemical industry: 3 keys to process automation

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos

The integration of process and automation engineering in the chemical industry has led to increase in overall efficiency and shorter project times, Thomas Dieckhoff of Siemens explained…

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Lacy: Industry must address human factors as part of self-regulation

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Tracing the cause of major incidents in the drilling industry often leads to single-point human errors. Participating on a panel discussion titled “Are we doing enough as an…

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Chevron DSM Foundations program streamlines training process

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Companies across the industry are challenged to meet requirements for qualified personnel. To address this challenge, Chevron implemented the Drill Site Manager (DSM) Foundations program…

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Instrumentation, measurement and sensor integration challenge drilling systems automation

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

One of eight defined challenges of drilling systems automation is IMS – instrumentation, measurement and sensors. John Macpherson of Baker Hughes is leading the challenge group…

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IADC launches KSA Competencies online database

Posted on 24 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC officially kicked off its the IADC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) Competencies Program last week at IADC World Drilling 2014 in Vienna. The goal of the project is to…

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Mapping the future to 2025: Drilling system automatically executes well plan, completion

Posted on 19 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Efficient Rig

A group of multidisciplinary experts from inside and outside the drilling industry has banded together to develop a roadmap for drilling systems automation (DSA). The DSA…

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CSB report: Macondo BOP failed due to unrecognized pipe buckling during well control efforts

Posted on 18 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The blowout preventer (BOP) that was intended to shut off the flow of high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico failed to seal the well because…

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IADC North Sea Chapter recognizes best in safety performance

Posted on 21 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The IADC North Sea Chapter recognized the best in safety performance at its annual Safety Awards Ceremony held in Aberdeen on 16 May. Northern Offshore and Noble Drilling were recognized in the jackup…

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