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Independence Drilling showcases dual-fuel rig with integrated walking system

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

Independence Contract Drilling introduced its newest-design 1,500-hp ShaleDriller Rig 201 in Houston on 7 December…

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H&P delivers reliability, safety with computerized rig maintenance systems

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Increasingly complex drilling conditions and advanced well designs that are extending measured depths…

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Workforce nationalization: Companies take pride in strong recruiting, retention practices

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Nationalization of the work force, a practice the oil and gas industry has engaged in for decades…

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Noble program details 5 pillars leaders should exhibit to impact safety culture

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

While improvements in workplace conditions and in equipment and technology can be credited for…

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Industry growth, influx in young work force present opportunity to build safety culture, competencies

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

The Middle East accounts for almost 40% of the world’s proven oil reserves, and with that comes both responsibility…

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Enhancing education remains key to building Kurdish work force competency

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

If your company is operating and recruiting workers in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, respecting the local culture…

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To avoid ‘extinction’ in changing times, industry must enhance management of personnel competency

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The industry’s days of simply finding an able body to fill vacant shoes in the work force are long gone…

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DOE report: US economy would benefit from exporting LNG

Posted on 12 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The US is projected to gain net economic benefits from allowing liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports…

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DC wins BMA Lantern Award for best original photography

Posted on 06 December 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Drilling Contractor won a prestigious Lantern Award from the Houston Chapter of the Business Marketing Association…

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VAM USA to double technology center capabilities

Posted on 30 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

In response to customer requests for new, innovative products and the qualification of existing product lines to new standards…

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