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IADC to develop KSAs for well-servicing positions

Posted on 11 September 2013 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The IADC Well Servicing Committee kicked off a project to develop KSAs for the well servicing industry on 9 September. “Ensuring employees are…

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Fixing human error

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

“It took us several weeks to complete and lots of effort, but we can now most definitively say that the root cause was categorically linked to “human error…”

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Editorial: Progress made since Piper Alpha, but industry must keep pushing for openness

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

I recently attended the incredibly moving rededication service of the Piper Alpha memorial in Aberdeen, 25 years to the day after the North Sea tragedy took the lives of 167 offshore workers…

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IADC ISP: 2012 LTI rate hits record low; 22 fatalities reported

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

The drilling industry’s worldwide lost-time incident (LTI) rate reached a record low of 0.26 in 2012, a 24% improvement over the 2011 rate of 0.34…

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Design for control, guarantee containment

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Features, July/August

Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” When it comes to well control, however, Chevron is not waiting around. With a global well control initiative that will…

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Dropped blocks: OMV gets to root causes, zeros in on prevention

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Over the past years, OMV E&P has experienced several incidents in its drilling and workover activities related to dropped blocks…

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Arctic regulations overview: flexibility, cooperation needed

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

The existence of comprehensive Arctic-specific regulatory regime is paramount for ensuring the safety of Arctic drilling and to lead to the successful development…

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Tests show potential of alternative method for offshore cuttings drying

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Over the past 20 years, studies have been conducted to assess the effects of drilled cuttings contaminated by non-aqueous fluids (NAFs) on the environment…

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Drilling Ahead: Taking competency, well control to new levels

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

It’s baaa-aack! Well control, that is. IADC began organizing well control conferences in 1990, and DC has for decades dedicated…

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Learning from a zero-incident industry: 6 pillars of naval nuclear propulsion

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Lessons learned by the US Navy in the early 1950s are relevant to the oil and gas industry as leaders seek to eliminate the accidental release of hydrocarbons and catastrophic events…

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