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Video: Process safety still at core of IADC Operational Risk Management Task Force

Posted on 10 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Last year, IADC created a task force comprised of operators and drilling contractors to address process safety. However, the task force decided that rather than…

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Video: Fitness strategies tailored to offshore lifestyle could curb obesity in rig personnel

Posted on 10 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The consumption of high-caloric foods, increasing age profiles and rig automations decreasing the necessity for manual labor all contribute to obesity on offshore…

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Shell: Industry must enhance understanding of dynamic drops while not losing focus on static drops

Posted on 10 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Despite significant efforts by many drilling contractors and operators, the drilling industry still has a long way to go…

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Video: Anadarko’s “Eyes On” program reduces behavior-based spills

Posted on 09 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Anadarko Petroleum has launched a program called “Eyes On” in its Marcellus operations to reduce behavior-based spills caused by employee distraction and inattention…

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BSEE, BTS to launch voluntary, confidential near-miss reporting system

Posted on 09 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) are preparing to launch a voluntary and confidential…

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Wellness program aims to connect offshore workers’ home, work lifestyles

Posted on 09 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

The limited privacy and leisure time, as well as to exposure to noise and extreme temperatures, on offshore rigs create an environment where employees can become…

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Planning, assessor training essential to effective competency assurance programs

Posted on 06 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Extensive planning is the most crucial piece to implementing a successful competency assurance program, Mike Mathena, COO of RST Global Solutions, said on 4 February…

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US President Obama requests $204.7 million in 2016 for BSEE

Posted on 02 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is $204.7 million, providing robust support that will enable BSEE to keep pace…

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Amid cost constraints, industry must guard against drift into failure

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The industry is really moving ahead on human factors, which affects everything. IADC’s initiative to hold a conference on this (21-22 October in Galveston, Texas)…

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HSE&T Corner: Maersk training, Weatherford team up for true-to-life, simulator-based MPD training

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Departments, Drilling It Safely, January/February

The ’60s, as a decade, was a world-changer in many ways, not least in technology. The computer mouse, RAM, the handheld calculator, bar-code scanning and then the halogen lamp…

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