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Case study: Culture of performance drives Iraqi drilling campaign

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, May/June, Onshore Advances

The giant Majnoon oilfield in Iraq was discovered in 1975 by Braspetro (Petrobras). It is located in southern Iraq, 60 km (37 miles) from Basra. Multiple reservoirs contain an estimated…

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HSE&T Corner: Alliance governance can help manage risk in contractor/service company interface

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, May/June

On any drilling rig, the relationships among operators, drilling contractors and various service companies can be complex, leading to obstacles in the…

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Offshore drilling & technology briefs

Posted on 22 April 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, The Offshore Frontier

A 25-well batch-casing program in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has exceeded targets around safety and efficiency over a six-month development campaign that logged zero…

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MPD/UBD successfully drills sidetrack after 6 failed conventional drilling attempts

Posted on 16 April 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

In the Brookeland Field in East Texas, conventional drilling methods failed in six attempts to drill a “straightforward” horizontal wellbore. The original well had surface casing installed…

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Pacific Drilling integrates ‘disruptive’ DGD technology into 7th-generation drillship

Posted on 16 April 2014 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

A disruptive technology is one that “gets its start away from the mainstream of a market and, then, as its functionality improves over time, invades the main market,” as defined by Harvard…

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UMW: New academy trains diverse talents with varying backgrounds

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

For Abdul Samad Yusof, Head of UMW Drilling Academy, an understanding of where trainees come from is essential if one is to be able to teach them effectively, particularly…

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Linking personnel wellness to HSE: A healthier workforce is a safer workforce

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

Whereas responsibilities for employee safety and employee health within a drilling company typically fall to separate departments – generally the HSE department for the former…

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HSE program identifies, trains ‘influencers’ to be champions for change

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

After 20 years of staggering growth, mostly through acquisitions, Weatherford had become a company with more than 300 different management systems within the organization…

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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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