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Guest editorial: Bud Danenberger, Minerals Management Service

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

In 1982, a determined MMS employee named Lowell Hammons initiated the Safety Awards for Excellence (SAFE) program. Lowell recognized that only so much could be achieved…

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IADC Career Connection: A success story

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

From US infantry to rig floor: Fort Hood job fair gave former soldier chance at a new career By Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor Rogelio Noyola always knew he had what it takes to work on a rig. He had served in the US military as infantry team leader for four years and in the […]

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Wirelines

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

The IADC South Central Asia (SCA) Chapter has formed a work group that will coordinate a response plan to challenge requirements issued last year by India’s Directorate General of Shipping (DGS)…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Larry Dickerson, Diamond Offshore, was named 2009 IADC Contractor of the Year during a luncheon at the Houston Petroleum Club on 4 March…

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Perspectives: David Reid, National Oilwell Varco

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

In what David Reid calls the “inventing/creating world” in his head, there are definitive ideas about how things should be and strong opinions about right and wrong…

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Aging derricks could be a major problem for worldwide well servicing fleet

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The average age of the worldwide well servicing rig fleet is over 25 years old, and many of these rigs are much older. The idea of using 25- to 30-year-old equipment seems ludicrous in most industries, yet there are still more rigs working today over 25 years of age than there are under age 10…

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Perspectives

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Salvador – it’s Brazil’s oldest city (founded in 1549), one of its largest (3 million-plus people in the metropolitan area), and a vibrant place known as the country’s “Capital da Alegria,” or “Capital of Happiness…”

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News Cuttings

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The IADC Career Connection (ICC) program will return to Fort Hood on 4 February with a new Returning Military Campaign (RMC) job fair…

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Wirelines

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

IADC recently participated in a workshop in Annapolis, Md., to set the framework for recommendations to the Obama Administration on ocean resource policies…

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Despite short-term difficulties, we can’t forget long-term goals or slack off on environment

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

2008 is behind us and what a diverse year that became for the oil & gas related industries. Oil prices during the year climbed to historical, surprising and extraordinarily high levels…

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