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Preemptive, tailored planning key to well control risk management

Posted on 09 April 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

“Prevention is better than cure” is an ancient saying, but it still applies as well today as it ever did, especially when it comes to well control. “It’s in everyone’s interest…

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Trend analysis, cross-audits part of safety management system under Keppel’s WSH 2018 vision

Posted on 09 April 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Four key strategic thrusts – framework, system, ownership and partnerships – are driving sustained safety improvements under Keppel Corp’s “Workplace Safety and Health 2018”…

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Brazilian regulator ANP developing rules for well design, BOP reliability

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Since 2010, ANP, the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, has completed more than 200 audits on offshore and onshore oil and gas fields and onshore…

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Video: Noble PATH program defines job competencies, career paths

Posted on 26 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

In October 2013, Noble rolled out PATH, a “promotion and advancement through hard work” program that is designed to measure, optimize and demonstrate the competency…

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OSRL opens Brazil base housing subsea capping stack

Posted on 14 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL), a global response cooperative funded by some 160 oil and energy companies, has opened a new base in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. The base houses…

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Petrobras confirms deepwater discovery in Potiguar Basin


Posted on 13 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras has completed drilling wildcat well 1-BRSA-1205-RNS (1-RNS-158), also known as Pitu, and has confirmed the discovery of intermediate oil (24º API)…

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Drilling Ahead: When bad things happen to good teams

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Why do bad things happen to teams with stellar safety histories? Why is it that a rig can go along for years with outstanding HSE metrics, then one day, seemingly out of the…

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Highly sour fields push challenges for H2S-resistant pipe

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is hazardous to humans, other living organisms and the environment. Historically, this is the reason wells found with sour gas were often carefully…

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Integrated sand control modeling aids GOM multizone frac-pack

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, March/April

In sandstone reservoirs, sand control is especially vital. Unexpected sand production can lead to erosion, loss of well integrity and other safety concerns. This is particularly…

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HSE&T Corner: Management must lead way to culture of commitment, not of compliance

Posted on 12 March 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Compliance will only take you so far when it comes to the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities in the oil and gas industry. To go all the way will require commitment…

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