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Concepts, misconceptions about kick tolerance

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Even though kick tolerance is a critical and fundamental concept for the drilling industry, no standard is used by all operators and drilling contractors…

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Shell drives down high-potential incidents with global dropped objects prevention campaign

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, Features, November/December

Safety is always our top priority. We aim to have zero fatalities and no incidents that harm people or put our neighbours or facilities at risk. When we analyzed the biggest risk areas in our wells operations…

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Digital training evolving into valuable asset for meeting challenges of skills, generation gap

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The drilling industry faces the “Big Crew Change” as a generation of experienced workers retires while improved extraction techniques demand…

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Section by section: Practical safety case development to make it a valuable document

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, November/December

In a number of offshore environments, a safety case is required, either by the flag or coastal state or by the operator. Rig owners will hire some suitably experienced…

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An introduction to relief well planning, dynamic kill design: recognizing the common limitations

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The recent Macondo well control event in the Gulf of Mexico has created considerable interest in relief wells and dynamic kill designs in terms of contingency planning…

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Safety enhanced in NOV’s ST-120 iron roughneck

Posted on 15 October 2010 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Drilling Contractor attended a demonstration of National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) ST-120 iron roughneck at one of its Houston manufacturing facilities…

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HSE Corner: Behavior management: next step change in safety

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Before we explain what “behavior-based safety” is in today’s oil and gas industry, let’s first ask ourselves: What is behavior management?

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Contractor, vendor team up to improve training, fall protection, strength of derrick-riding basket

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, September/October, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Collaboration is a beautiful thing, especially when it extends beyond the parties involved to create a standard of practice for a safer workplace…

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HSE Corner: Taking lessons in standardization, discipline from fighter pilot training to offshore drilling

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Departments, Drilling It Safely, July/August

Our industry has come a long way in developing safe and efficient training. However, Brian “Bru” Brurud developed a new spin on the subject…

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Global drilling industry pushes LTI rate down to record-low 0.37 while fatalities remain same

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Drilling It Safely, July/August

The lost-time Incident (LTI) rate for the global drilling industry reached a record low of 0.37 in 2009 – a 25% reduction from the 0.49 rate in 2008…

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