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HSE Corner: Communication, participation among simple steps to boost JSA effectiveness

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Redundancy can lead to complacency, and often, it takes a careless mistake and avoidable event to remind people to treat an everyday task with the utmost care…

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Drilling Ahead: Today’s interesting times spawn puzzles, challenges

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

An apocryphal Chinese curse threatens, “May you live in interesting times.” Curse or no, few would argue that today’s E&P industry does not epitomize interesting times…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

TAQA Bratani recently awarded a three-year contract to KCA DEUTAG to supply platform drilling and maintenance services to four North Sea drilling platforms…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Landing Strings Solutions and Trelleborg Offshore have developed and manufactured the world’s first buoyancy module system deployed on a drill pipe landing string…

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Perspectives: Dustin Torkay, Archer – On the fast track, setting technological goals within reach

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

In the race to the finish line, it was the hands-on experience that stuck with Dustin Torkay, project engineer at Archer. At 27, Mr Torkay is taking the fast route…

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High-strength pipe caters to Arctic drilling

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Extreme low temperatures and hostile drilling environments such as the Arctic are driving the industry to adapt their drilling programs and develop fit-for-purpose solutions…

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Wirelines

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Members of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Industry Safety Alliance Regulatory Subcommittee met with Wyoming OSHA to review proposed changes to the Wyoming Oil and Gas…

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Editorial: Note to self (US) – Quit shooting at feet

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

For most of us in the industry, our biggest concern in 2011 has not been the availability of credit (as it was in 2009) but the availability of skilled workers…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The IADC Well Control Committee’s Curriculum Subcommittee has recommended changes to the supervisor-level WellCAP drilling curriculum after months of intensive review…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Houston-based AmeriMex Motor and Controls recently developed the industry’s first single 2,000-hp drilling motor. It is designed to work with small and mobile equipment…

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