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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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Construction industry may have lessons on crane operator certification

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Personnel certification of crane operators has improved safety in the construction industry, and such certification can…

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Transocean training center, Vision Strategy Center provide hub for education and support

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

In an ever-changing and progressing business, training for new technologies never ceases…

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Seadrill secures $4 billion commitment on three ultra-deepwater units

Posted on 26 July 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has received a commitment from a major oil company for contracts on ultra-deepwater newbuild…

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Shell signs offshore deals with CNOOC and CNPC

Posted on 25 July 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Shell has signed two offshore oil and gas production sharing contracts with CNOOC and CNPC for a new development phase for the Changbei gas field in China…

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IADC and allies applaud US House’s effort to improve OCS leasing plan through HR 6082

Posted on 25 July 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, The Offshore Frontier

HR 6082 proposes significant improvements to the Obama Administration’s final Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas…

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Shell targets tight-gas plays with SCADAdrill drilling automation system

Posted on 23 July 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Shell’s SCADAdrill system for low-cost land wells will begin rolling out by the end of the year in tight-gas plays throughout the US…

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Sharpe: Let’s innovate the innovation process itself

Posted on 17 July 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Rather than simply looking to technological innovations, the drilling industry may need to start innovating the innovation process…

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