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Well intervention simulator tops off Shell’s new advanced well control course

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News

Shell is raising its well control standards and hopes to be an example for the industry to follow. Last week, the…

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En route to ‘goal zero,’ Sharpe believes well intervention simulator will help Shell reach higher level of competence

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News

The industry strives to better its safety performance and to eliminate HSE incidents. Statistics are promising and…

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Industry unites under SEMS Taskforce to implement new program

Posted on 08 November 2011 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Videos

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Well control risks on HPHT wells may call for system upgrades

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Although much progress has been made in kick detection techniques in recent years, kicks still occur and vary in type, composition…

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LRRS treads fine line within drilling window

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The low riser return system (LRRS) is a method for managing wellbore pressures during offshore drilling operations. It works by adjusting the mud level in the marine riser…

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ICS helps structure blowout response plan

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, November/December

To establish an effective blowout response, drilling hazards must be assessed. This article describes how Petrobras is approaching blowout response…

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SEMS rule marks new beginning in environmental, safety practices

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Features, November/December, Videos

Facing an impending deadline, companies from all corners of the industry capitalized on an unprecedented opportunity to help themselves reach a shared goal…

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Driving sustainability through reporting

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

IPIECA, API and the OGP have issued the second edition of Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting. Clear and consistent reporting helps …

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Training, hazard control key to better ergonomics

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a significant source of economic loss to drilling companies. It is difficult to pinpoint the extent of MSDs in the industry …

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Safe drilling operations come full circle

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Weatherford International is leveraging a fundamental aspect of all drilling operations – the mud system. Fluids in and out of the wellbore provide valuable info…

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