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Drilling Ahead: Safety – Collaboration, not confrontation

Posted on 16 July 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

Against the changing backdrop of E&P regulation in the post-Macondo world and with shales capturing a skeptical public eye, we must as an industry unite on basic principles of governance and self-regulation. If industry is to sustain its license to drill and produce, it’s critical to collaborate and confront tough realities…

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Raising the bar for global safety, competency

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

IADC has kicked off an ambitious project to develop worldwide competency guidelines for virtually all rig positions, with a priority on safety-critical positions with well control responsibilities. The guidelines, to be built upon IADC’s Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) templates, aim to provide tools…

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IADC welcomes OCS lease plan announcement, but calls for opening all US waters

Posted on 02 July 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC welcomes the announcement by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management director Tommy Beaudreau…

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Appeals court rulings pave way for additional exploration, drilling in GOM, Arctic

Posted on 07 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier

In what signifies a major victory for the oil and gas industry, two federal appeals courts have shot down…

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Deepwater discovery opens new play offshore Cote d’Ivoire

Posted on 07 June 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier

Tullow Oil and its partners, including Anadarko Petroleum, announced today a light-oil discovery at the Paon-1X exploration well offshore Cote d’Ivoire…

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New IADC project will enhance competency guidelines for drilling rig personnel

Posted on 04 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC has announced a major drilling industry project to develop enhanced competency guidelines for rig personnel…

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Petronas works on capability development, master’s program for drilling

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

Datuk George Ling Kien Sing, drilling division advisor for Petronas Carigali, sat down with DC publisher…

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Industry safety statistics improve in 2011, IADC statistics show

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The drilling industry is actively working to enhance its safety performance and has strong results to show for it, Joe Hurt, IADC regional VP North America…

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Former IADC president to join panel on US-Cuba cooperation on offshore E&P, spill prevention

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC’s former president, Dr Lee Hunt, will join a panel of industry leaders and experts in a discussion about the…

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Are we laggards in technology adoption?

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

By Mike Killalea, editor & publisher We pride ourselves on innovation, but are actually laggards at technology adoption. “The oil and gas industry tends to have a technology adoption cycle of roughly 30 years from concept to 50% market penetration,” remarked Dustin Torkay, Seadrill, IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee vice chairman-Future Technology, adding that […]

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