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Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

Mark Mey has joined Atwood Oceanics as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee Atwood’s financial function…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC recently mobilized a team of independent auditors to conduct a special round of audits of all US-based well control training providers for WellCAP…

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Wirelines

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC sent a letter in July to the Indonesian Department of Income Tax (DGT) urging the government to keep the country’s deemed profit rate level at 15%. The government is considering raising…

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Generations: Meet the Springetts: a father and son in industry

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October, Videos

Charlie Springett is an industry veteran who retired from Santa Fe International Corp (now Transocean) in 2002. Charlie dedicated his entire career…

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IADC retrospective: charting industry history through the pages of DC

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2010. In recognition of this milestone, and in anticipation of the decades ahead, DC is publishing retrospectives…

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D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

The 8 ¾-in. VM613P six-bladed bit used a more active blade design to set a 24-hr footage record, a 120.02 ft/hr average ROP, in a Barnett Shale well…

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Guest Editorial: MPD benefits are evident, but industry needs tools, learning to use it effectively

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is a topic of much debate across E&P companies, drilling contractors, service companies and even regulatory bodies. The debate has centered on…

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Drilling Ahead: ‘Brick wall’ looms for offshore jobs

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

As the moratorium on deepwater drilling creeps toward its purported 30 Nov end date, efforts to jump start drilling in shallow water remain…

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Responsive, ‘self-healing’ cement technology promises to improve long-term zonal isolation

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, September/October

A high percentage of the total number of wells worldwide leak or show sustained casing pressure (SCP). Loss of zonal isolation, especially when leaks…

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Contractor, vendor team up to improve training, fall protection, strength of derrick-riding basket

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, September/October, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Collaboration is a beautiful thing, especially when it extends beyond the parties involved to create a standard of practice for a safer workplace…

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