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Drilling optimization culture built on real-time data, communication

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June

In recent years, deepwater drilling operations have become more challenging, with new exploratory frontiers and the rise of rig rates demanding first-class drilling…

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HSE&T Corner: Security programs must incorporate terrorism prevention, crisis management

Posted on 19 April 2012 in 2012, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

History has shown we cannot prevent terrorist acts from occurring. However, we can minimize the destruction…

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Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee to hold public meeting

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee (OESC) will hold its fourth public meeting next Thursday on 26 April…

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New dates announced for the IPTC in 2013, abstracts being accepted

Posted on 17 April 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News

The sixth edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) will be held 26-28 March 2013 in Beijing, China…

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Texas agency approves mobile system to recycle produced, flowback water

Posted on 26 March 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

Texas-based Water Rescue Services has received approval from the Railroad Commission of Texas to…

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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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