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Sangwongwanich: Industry can overcome challenges if it goes forward hand-in-hand

Posted on 27 November 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

“If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.” Citing this African proverb at an IADC…

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Chevron Thailand promotes focus on planning for safe, efficient and consistent performance

Posted on 27 November 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

In its mission to ensure consistently safe, efficient and reliable well construction, Chevron Thailand has…

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Gallegos: Record-setting AC-drive rigs reduce cycle times, drilling costs

Posted on 27 November 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Since 2008, many supermajors, large independents and even NOCs have increased their focus on land…

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BP’s Mingé: BOP reliability, safety management systems among areas requiring more industry collaboration

Posted on 13 November 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

Although the industry has changed significantly over the past few decades in terms of its technologies and operating…

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Saltiel: Delivering operational excellence is key to Atwood growth

Posted on 13 November 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

From 2011 to 2015, Atwood Oceanics will more than double its total fleet, with nine newbuilds joining eight legacy rigs. Its first two ultra-deepwater…

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IADC Well Servicing Committee workshop addresses HSE, technologies, regulations

Posted on 04 November 2013 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

The IADC Well Servicing Committee’s mission is to facilitate the exchange of information within the well servicing industry regarding…

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MPD opens door to new well control options in deepwater

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, November/December, The Offshore Frontier

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is recognized as a key enabling technology for drilling challenging wells. The ability to monitor and control volume…

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Safety, versatility drive servicing innovations

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, Features, November/December, Onshore Advances

With an estimated 168 billion bbls of oil in place, the prolific oil sands of Alberta and British Columbia have been a pivotal factor in Canada’s ranking as one of the world’s top oil-rich nations. Abundant with bitumen, with a typical well producing as much as 2,500 bbl/day of oil…

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HSE&T Corner: Avoiding complacency through chronic unease can help ensure process safety

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, November/December

Dr Ronald McLeod, global discipline lead for human factors at Shell, wants to help the drilling industry tap into “chronic unease.” Being chronically…

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Drilling Ahead: IADC, API tackle people, safety – See DC’s webcasts

Posted on 30 October 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, November/December

People and safety top the industry’s priority list. Not exactly a news flash, true. As I wrote in the September/October 2013 DC, well control is back with a…

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