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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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S-shaped profile for relief wells may reduce risk of missing target well

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

Relief well planning has become a required safety measure for the drilling industry to ensure readiness in the event of a blowout. The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental…

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Automated planning software helps NASA track resources, safety constraints for high-risk activities

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, Innovating While Drilling, News

From the ground to the seabed – and even outer space – a common thread links the space and drilling industry: Our operations are challenging and hazardous…

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Keep engineers engaged in horizontal well control, Flaherty urges

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

Horizontal drilling has been around for more than 25 years, yet the extent and intensity to which horizontal wells with extended lateral sections are being drilled today bring new…

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Systematic approach ensures drilling system synergy for deepwater drilling program

Posted on 06 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, The Offshore Frontier

Pre-planning and offset well review were critical factors to a systematic approach taken to improve a deepwater drilling program in the Gulf of Mexico, Reisha Bouska, Project Manager…

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Halliburton launches service to provide integrated, custom drilling solutions

Posted on 05 March 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, Global and Regional Markets, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Halliburton launched Drilling Engineering Solutions at the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Akshay Sagar, Business Manager, Drilling Systems and Solutions…

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Avo Photonics, Weatherford develop downhole multi-channel photometer

Posted on 12 February 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Avo Photonics, an opto-electronic design and production specialist, in collaboration with Weatherford, has designed and validated the performance of a downhole multi-channel…

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Astronaut: Over time, normalization of deviance will lead to lower standards

Posted on 12 February 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Why do bad things happen to individuals and teams with stellar safety histories? Under everyday pressures, they may succumb to a long-term phenomenon called normalization of…

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Bandera’s Zacniewski receives IADC Exemplary Service Award

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

IADC awarded Bandera Drilling’s Anthony Zacniewski with an Exemplary Service Award at the 2014 IADC Health, Safety, Environment and Training Conference in Houston on 4 February…

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Recognizing inhibiting forces can help employees intervene in unsafe acts

Posted on 12 February 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, News

A key component of a safety management system is ensuring that employees are willing and able to speak up when they witness something unsafe, or even potentially unsafe…

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