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UK official: Developing O&G industry in Middle East, North Africa will boost regional economies, global energy security

Posted on 08 February 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Over the past year, the Middle East and North Africa experienced momentous change, and that is creating…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services recently unveiled the XSR200, a land coiled-tubing well intervention unit…

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Drilling Ahead: Drilling smarter – It’s not your father’s oilfield

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

It’s not your father’s oilfield. Necessity, celebrated mother of invention, demands that we drill smarter, work better.

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Metro I commenced its drilling program in January for BG Groupin Tanzania. The contract with BG has a firm duration of 365 days…

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Perspectives: Shane Marchand, H&P – Industry is nothing without our people

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

For someone who has wanted to be in the drilling business ever since he went to a rig christening in East Texas as a child, going to work for Helmerich & Payne in 1996…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

Walter H. Helmerich III, businessman, civic leader and philanthropist, passed away on 10 January. He joined H&P in 1950 and became president in 1960…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

IADC’s Mark Denkowski has been promoted to vice president of accreditation and certification programs. He joined IADC in April 2011 as managing director…

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Editorial: 2012 – Let’s take safety to new levels

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The last two years have been a challenging period for our industry. Eleven lives were lost and 16 others were seriously injured on 20 April 2010 as a result of the Macondo…

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Wirelines

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The culmination of eight years of litigation in UK courts, the UK Supreme Court has upheld the previous rulings of the Court of Session and Employment Appeal Tribunal…

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A global association for a global industry

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. So the saying goes, but Ensco chairman, president and CEO Dan Rabun challenges the notion of maintaining the status quo. Doing something one way simply because “it’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t necessarily produce the best results…

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