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Statoil makes gas discovery in Kramsnø prospect in Barents Sea

Posted on 20 February 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil has together with PL532 partners made a gas discovery in the Kramsnø prospect in the Barents Sea. The exploration program around the Johan Castberg field has been…

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Seadrill secures contracts with PEMEX for 4 jackups

Posted on 19 February 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

PEMEX has awarded six-year drilling contracts to Seadrill’s West Oberon, West Intrepid, West Defender and West Courageous jackups. A fifth contract for the recently acquired jackup…

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Eni makes oil, gas discovery offshore Congo

Posted on 13 February 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has made an exploration discovery in the Marine XII Block located approximately 17 km offshore Congo. The exploration well, Nene Marine 3, was drilled in a water depth…

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Avo Photonics, Weatherford develop downhole multi-channel photometer

Posted on 12 February 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Avo Photonics, an opto-electronic design and production specialist, in collaboration with Weatherford, has designed and validated the performance of a downhole multi-channel…

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Astronaut: Over time, normalization of deviance will lead to lower standards

Posted on 12 February 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Why do bad things happen to individuals and teams with stellar safety histories? Under everyday pressures, they may succumb to a long-term phenomenon called normalization of…

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Bandera’s Zacniewski receives IADC Exemplary Service Award

Posted on 12 February 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC awarded Bandera Drilling’s Anthony Zacniewski with an Exemplary Service Award at the 2014 IADC Health, Safety, Environment and Training Conference in Houston on 4 February…

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Recognizing inhibiting forces can help employees intervene in unsafe acts

Posted on 12 February 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, News

A key component of a safety management system is ensuring that employees are willing and able to speak up when they witness something unsafe, or even potentially unsafe…

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Planning for medical emergencies can save lives on remote drilling sites

Posted on 12 February 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

As drilling operations continue to expand into increasingly remote areas, it is important for companies to prepare their drilling crews to deal with medical emergencies…

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API Spec Q2 aims to standardize risk mitigation, improve service reliability

Posted on 12 February 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

An industrywide collaboration is pushing to standardize expectations for drilling services with a risk management-based system. Although development of API Spec Q2 began…

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New IADC book details science, engineering practices of well cementing

Posted on 12 February 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

The IADC Technical Publications Committee has released “Well Cementing Operations,” which aims to provide an understanding of the science and engineering practices behind…

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