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Industry in search of better system to manage pollution compensation

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, September/October

The fallout from major pollution incidents is well known: huge volumes of claims, fights over cleanup methods, political recriminations, finger pointing…

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Solids control seeks balance of size, capacity

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Features, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

The technologies that are taking hydrocarbon recovery into new frontiers are rippling through the industry, surface to downhole. When it comes to solids control, effects are being felt from faster, more efficient rigs; intense, pad drilling campaigns; improved fluid designs; and dual-gradient drilling…

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Leading process safety KPIs enhance barrier management on NCS

Posted on 03 September 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

“Personnel shall be aware of which barriers are not functioning or have been impaired.” This is the sentence wherein the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has…

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FMC vocational technical training recognizes importance of non-technical skills

Posted on 02 September 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

The oilfield service business is a people business, and when you deal with human beings, there are no absolutes. In the world of vocational technical training, this means…

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Good well design helps mitigate solids settling in cuttings re-injection

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Attention has been drawn to the practice of cuttings re-injection as an environmentally friendly technique for the drill cuttings and waste disposal…

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Human factors: the next safety frontier

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Features, September/October

The average adult brain weighs only 3 lb and measures just 15 cm long. But an astonishing level of complexity is contained within that belies its physical size…

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DNV GL launches interactive Arctic risk map

Posted on 28 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

DNV GL has developed an interactive Arctic Risk Map to present the risks associated with offshore and maritime activities in the Arctic. The map aims to provide stakeholders…

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Video: Aviation safety program encourages employees to voluntarily report safety issues

Posted on 27 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, News

Since 2009, there have been no passenger fatalities on domestic airlines in the US, Ronny “Ronoo” Monsour, VP of Sales for Check-6, said. Mr Monsour also a pilot for…

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Case study from mining: Image-driven safety campaign removes communication barriers

Posted on 27 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, September/October

In the world of process safety, people, equipment, the environment and reputation are some of industry’s greatest assets, Marlane Kayfes, Senior Technical Writer…

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Asset Integrity: Communication, collaboration make the difference

Posted on 26 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Predictive maintenance programs and process safety on drilling rigs are important elements of asset integrity. However, those protocols require collaboration, communication…

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