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Suspending drilling is non-solution that will only beget more problems

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

Just a few weeks ago, as I was watching TV and flipping the channel back and forth between CNN’s endless coverage of the BP oil spill and the MTV Movie Awards…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 14 July 2010 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

IADC has received reports of training providers selling counterfeit HSE Rig Pass Cards in Mexico. The IADC Accreditation and Certification Department…

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Wirelines

Posted on 14 July 2010 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

OSHA announced in a notice of proposed rulemaking on 24 May that it plans to make sweeping changes in fall protection regulations…

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Guest Editorial: Safety culture: Change and fundamentals

Posted on 14 July 2010 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

The unfolding drama in the Gulf of Mexico has been breathtaking. The sight of a tremendous vessel buckling and sinking, taking human life with it…

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From the President: It’s time to get back to work in the Gulf

Posted on 14 July 2010 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

On 22 June, the deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico was set aside by a preliminary injunction issued by US District Judge…

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IADC retrospective: charting industry history through the pages of DC

Posted on 14 July 2010 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

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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Global drilling industry pushes LTI rate down to record-low 0.37 while fatalities remain same

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Drilling It Safely, July/August

The lost-time Incident (LTI) rate for the global drilling industry reached a record low of 0.37 in 2009 – a 25% reduction from the 0.49 rate in 2008…

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Simulators create immersive role-playing environments for team-based lifting training

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Drilling It Safely, July/August

Over the past 10 years, most fatal work accidents on offshore oil and gas structures have involved the use of lifting equipment. The central causal factors are human error. In particular…

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Lift plans must tackle key questions of risk, responsibility, crew understanding, equipment

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Drilling It Safely, July/August

A lifting operation should be a well thought-out process – careful planning and assessment are required to ensure it is conducted safely and effectively. Several key…

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Environmental benefits may outweigh higher initial costs for readily biodegradable lubricants

Posted on 14 July 2010 in Drilling It Safely, July/August

Diamond Offshore Drilling has worked with Ohio-based Terresolve Technologies to replace the petroleum lubricants used on Diamond’s rigs with readily biodegradable fluids where…

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