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Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt presented the IADC Exemplary Service Award to Steven J Gangelhoff, senior vice president, Northern Offshore Drilling…

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Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Invited by Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, IADC senior vice president – government affairs Brian Petty testified 21 July before the US House Ways and Means…

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Well control has come a long way since the days of oil gushers, primitive drilling

Posted on 02 November 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

It might seem hard to believe now, but once upon a time, well blowouts were seen as a cause for celebration. In fact, oil gushers used to be a symbol of newfound…

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Suzanne Browne, ENSCO: There’s no substitute for the drilling contracting business

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

In a way, Suzanne Browne, a senior account manager with ENSCO Offshore, grew up around the oil industry. She was raised in Tulsa, Okla., when it was still a big oilfield town. And her mother worked for Gulf Oil (now Chevron) for more than 30 years in the downstream segment. Her mother’s successful career left […]

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Money no object’ if faster, better wells the result

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

By Mike Killalea, editor & publisher “Money is no object” – for technology to deliver wells efficiently, say operators hungry for practical, groundbreaking tools for well construction. “If it’s something that will deliver wells and deliver them fast, (funding and development) will happen,” declared an operator to whom, clearly, new and effective technology is near […]

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News Cuttings

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

North Sea Chapter donates to UK charities The Oil Chaplaincy Trust and the Anthony Nolan Trust have been selected as charities that will receive funds collected at the North Sea Chapter (NSC) Annual Safety Awards. A total of £4,660 was raised through personal and company donations and with the chapter’s pledge to match all funds […]

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Wirelines

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

EPA may draft national cbm regulations The US Environmental Protection Agency indicated it’s on the path to formulating national regulations for coalbed methane (CBM) operations under the Clean Water Act. IPAA and five other major national trade associations, including IADC, joined by 38 state producer trade groups, have vigorously protested this initiative as unwarranted, and […]

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IADC operations push forward with focus on improving drilling efficiency worldwide

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

It’s been another exciting and challenging year as IADC strives to fulfill the needs of an intensely demanding and always-evolving industry. In government affairs, for example, we continue to provide critical input on the EU’s Working Time Directive and critical court appeals that will impact day-to-day drilling operations. Our accreditation & certification department is further […]

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American reality TV show doesn’t come close to portraying the reality of industry’s rigs

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

By Joe Leimkuhler, Shell E&P If you have not seen the TV series “Black Gold” (broadcast on the TruTV channel on American television), you may have heard about it. Based on online reviews and trailers, the show appears to have attracted quite a following:  Variety: “It’s undeniably entertaining.” Dallas Morning News: “… You’ve got a […]

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IADC ASP Report: Industry achieved record-low LTI rate in 2007

Posted on 30 October 2009 in 2008, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

The drilling industry set another record with the lowest ever lost-time incidence (LTI) rate of 0.53 in 2007, a 5% improvement over 0.56 in 2006. The number of fatalities decreased as well, from 29 in 2006 to 23 in 2007. These are worthy achievements in an industry where rig demand continues to increase, as do […]

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