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Ensco orders sixth ultra-deepwater drillship to meet customer demands

Posted on 05 April 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Responding to the high level of customer demand, Ensco has ordered an advanced-capability, ultra-deepwater drillship…

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Digital oilfield system connects personnel through smartphones, touch pads

Posted on 05 April 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

DOFERO Consultancy has launched an interface that provides access to the oilfield, on land and offshore…

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Keppel AmFELS to deliver new jackup to Perforadora Central in 2014

Posted on 02 April 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

Mexico’s Perforadora Central has awarded a contract to Keppel AmFELS to build a repeat jackup…

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Special webcast: Defining challenges and potential solutions for MPD in deepwater drilling

Posted on 27 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

IADC group VP/publisher Mike Killalea sat down with David Pavel, global director of business development for…

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US Steel Tubular Products to open Innovation & Technology Center for industry customers

Posted on 27 March 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

U.S. Steel Tubular Products (USS) will open the Innovation & Technology Center at its Houston offices on 28 March…

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Texas agency approves mobile system to recycle produced, flowback water

Posted on 26 March 2012 in Completing the Well, Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

Texas-based Water Rescue Services has received approval from the Railroad Commission of Texas to…

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Houston college, university programs give students an edge into industry

Posted on 19 March 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

As the industry continues to expand, these institutions recognize the demand and opportunity to provide…

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OOC awards recognize IADC SEMS work

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Two IADC staff members were among 10 people who received recognition awards from the Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) on 7 December 2011 in recognition of their efforts and contributions in the development and rollout of the SEMS Toolkit last year…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Joe Hurt, IADC regional vice president North America and lead staff land/HSE, presents Justin Hodges , director of safety, claims & risk at Hodges Trucking, with the IADC Committee Chairman’s plaque…

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Case study: Algerian underground blowout

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, March/April

The outcome of a well control and blowout incident reflects how well a crew is trained and prepared. This article will discuss the sequence of a well control operation…

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