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New water-based fluid system targets shale wells with extended lateral sections

Posted on 08 August 2012 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Baker Hughes has introduced the LATIDRILL water-based drilling fluid system that aims to enhance wellbore quality…

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Eni makes new discovery in Mozambique

Posted on 01 August 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has made a new giant natural gas discovery in the eastern part of Area 4, offshore Mozambique, at the Mamba North East 2 exploration prospect…

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Federal mapping tool for emergency responders expanded to Arctic

Posted on 31 July 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

A new federal interactive online mapping tool used by emergency responders during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…

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BSEE successfully completes deepwater well containment exercise in the Gulf

Posted on 31 July 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has successfully completed the first full-scale deployment of…

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Rynd: Zero risk tolerance is next step to improve safety

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Industry has made great strides over the past 30 years in reducing its incident rates, but to further improve, risk tolerance has to reach zero…

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Crane standards, inspections on BSEE, Coast Guard agendas

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) may seek updated standards regarding offshore pedestal-mounted cranes…

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Panel: Lift plans, JSAs build safer operations

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Lifting plans and JSAs help create safer lifting operations, but companies have found that reviewing the job once it’s completed better prepares the crew for future operations…

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Accountability, proper procedures key to reducing wire rope failures

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

The wire rope is the most critical functioning component on a rig crane, and lack of proper inspection procedures is the root cause of 90% of cable failures…

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Winslett: Process safety management ensures asset integrity in offshore lifting operations

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Designing clear operating envelopes for the crane operator will build safer rig environments, Ernie Winslett…

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API RP2D 7th edition proposed detailed training requirements

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The training section of API RP2D’s 7th edition will vastly dial up its focus on rigger training, according to Brandon…

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