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Different dual-gradient methods enable drilling in deepwater, depleted reservoirs

Posted on 15 May 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

Dual-gradient technology continues to gain attention as an important solution to deepwater drilling and…

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DNV: As dual gradient grows, system qualification will be needed to ensure safe operations

Posted on 15 May 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News, OTC

As industry gains experience in the deployment of dual-gradient drilling (DGD) systems on floating rigs…

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Exclusive video: IADC DGD Workshop discusses drivers, operational challenges

Posted on 15 May 2013 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, News

At the 2013 IADC Dual Gradient Drilling (DGD) Workshop on 9 May in Houston, the IADC DGD Subcommittee led a workshop that…

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KSA project on pace for 2013 completion

Posted on 03 May 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June, Videos

The IADC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) project is well under way, with several key tasks completed and other initiatives in development…

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Drilling Ahead: Webinar on competency clarifies complex topic

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Technology is our industry’s defibrillator. Without it, we would have shared the same calamitous demise that befell blacksmiths and buggy makers. Unable to pursue any but the lowest-hanging fruit, we’d end up beating our rigs into plowshares…

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IADC pushes forward on KSA project, calls for more industry participation

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

The IADC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) project is well under way and headed toward completion later this year, with worldwide mapping of competence-based models already completed, Dr Brenda Kelly, IADC senior director of program development, said at the 2013 IADC HSE & Training Conference in Houston on 6 February. The work continues to focus on rig-based positions, Dr Kelly said, “but ultimately there is that vision on expanding to other third-party personnel who will be…

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Guest Editorial: Time is right for US to expand OCS access

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Prices at the pump hit a record high in the US at the beginning of February and are expected to rise through spring. Most pundits claim that rising crude oil prices are to blame. At the same time, government and industry officials report that US oil and natural gas production is up, and they…

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IADC updating Drilling Manual, Deepwater Well Control Guidelines

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC has undertaken efforts to revitalize two of its flagship publications. The IADC Drilling Manual, the industry’s definitive operational drilling guide, and the Deepwater Well Control Guidelines are undergoing updates…

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IADC kicks off technical pubs projects

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

The IADC Technical Publications Committee, under the leadership of committee chairman and industry veteran Dr Leon Robinson, is undertaking an effort to redesign and rewrite many of its offerings. Additionally, the committee will introduce…

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Wirelines

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

ADC welcomed an agreement reached on 21 February between the European Parliament and the European Council on a proposal for oil and gas safety regulation…

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