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IADC launches KSA Competencies online database

Posted on 24 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC officially kicked off its the IADC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) Competencies Program last week at IADC World Drilling 2014 in Vienna. The goal of the project is to…

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Mapping the future to 2025: Drilling system automatically executes well plan, completion

Posted on 19 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

A group of multidisciplinary experts from inside and outside the drilling industry has banded together to develop a roadmap for drilling systems automation (DSA). The DSA…

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CSB report: Macondo BOP failed due to unrecognized pipe buckling during well control efforts

Posted on 18 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The blowout preventer (BOP) that was intended to shut off the flow of high-pressure oil and gas from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico failed to seal the well because…

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IADC North Sea Chapter recognizes best in safety performance

Posted on 21 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The IADC North Sea Chapter recognized the best in safety performance at its annual Safety Awards Ceremony held in Aberdeen on 16 May. Northern Offshore and Noble Drilling were recognized in the jackup…

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OSHA: Collaboration paves path to culture of safety

Posted on 21 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Uncategorized

Dr David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, praised the onshore oil and gas industry for continuing to promote a culture of safety through collaboration. In this…

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MTU Bi-Fuel Kit integrates controls to use natural gas for pressure-pumping operations

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

Ben Berwick, Director of Oil & Gas Applications at MTU, spoke with DC editorial assistant Lauren Wolfson at OTC last week about the company’s new Bi-Fuel Kit…

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Baker Hughes Cytadel packer provides extra pressure barrier

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News, OTC, Videos, Videos OTC

Mark Knebel, Product Line Manager for Baker Hughes’ Wellbore Integrity and Specialty Services, introduces the Cytadel packer in this exclusive video…

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Well Control Institute to seek industry comments; Exec Board agrees on new initiative at inaugural meeting

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The Well Control Institute (WCI) set its strategic initiatives at its inaugural Executive Board meeting on 7 May. Executive-level representatives from a broad range of industry-leading companies…

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Marine simulator assists training, supports commissioning process for Jack-St. Malo development

Posted on 12 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, OTC, The Offshore Frontier

A marine simulator that began primarily as a training tool ultimately evolved into a wide-scope system that was also able to help Chevron validate and trouble-shoot…

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Cameron’s Cognition package provides new way to monitor subsea BOP

Posted on 09 May 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, OTC

Cameron debuted the Cognition Stack Instrumentation Infrastructure Package and the EVO 300 Bonnet technology at the 2014 Offshore Technology…

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