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People and the environment: Operator implements system to manage fluids selection

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Products and substances providing a common health, environmental and technical functional excellence are only achieved today after challenge. The challenge includes…

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Drilling industry must amp up environmental culture to match exceptional safety culture

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, May/June

When I look at where our industry is today, I take great pride in acknowledging the many challenges we have overcome and the milestones we have achieved. Working together…

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Training program empowers employees to be safety heroes

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, March/April

In a little over four years, Hercules Offshore has grown from a privately held company with five jackup drilling rigs and 22 liftboats to a publicly held international corporation with a fleet of 73 drilling rigs and 64 liftboats, plus a workboat fleet…

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Environmentally Friendly Drilling program targets low-impact drilling technologies

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Industry has made great strides in protecting the environment while increasing oil and natural gas production in the US. Producers, however, still face daunting challenges to effectively produce more natural gas in environmentally sensitive areas…

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As major offshore player, drilling industry must show leadership in corporate ocean responsibility

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Ocean sustainability issues are increasingly affecting the future of the offshore oil and gas industry and overall ocean health. Leadership from the offshore drilling industry in “corporate ocean responsibility” is essential to navigating this critical juncture and ensuring the long-term health of the industry…

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In workover and well-servicing situations, well control commands special considerations

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, March/April

What do you call an operation that works with live hydrocarbon producing wells on a daily basis? If workover and well servicing sprang to mind, you’re right!

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Oman training center supports safety, operational goals

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

The Nabors International Oman Training Center (OTC) in Muscat, which began operating 12 years ago, originally trained rig mechanics and electricians…

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Maersk Drilling launches Green Rig project

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, March/April

In the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, the environmental strategic ambition is to pursue energy efficiency in daily operations, across all business units…

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HSE Corner

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, January/February

In 2001, HSE personnel from BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell gathered to develop minimum safety awareness training requirements for all employees working offshore…

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Cultivating employee competence: Rowan takes journey that begins with the end in mind

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, January/February

In 2008, Rowan Drilling UK became the first company in the world to gain full IADC accreditation through its Competence Assurance Program (CAA), building on existing accreditation by the Scottish Qualifications Authority to deliver national qualifications…

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