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2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference: Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions and 13 e-poster sessions

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions and 13 e-poster sessions…

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Online structure keeps training job-specific

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Understanding the terms “competent” and “competency assessment” are integral to any safety program, as both terms are being used with increasing frequency within the context…

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Focus on HSE culture delivers lasting results

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Kuwait Oil Company’s Deep Drilling Group, established in late 2008, has doubled its rig fleet. Considering such rapid growth, there was a need to align and standardize the systems…

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Making the right HSE decisions at right time

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, January/February

In an ideal world, drilling contractors and operating companies would have access to competent and sensible advice from internal and external professional HSE advisers…

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Condition monitoring calls for drilling contractor, OEM collaboration

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Evaluation and recertification programs for equipment and systems are plentiful, but offshore contractors are looking…

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From passive to proactive, condition monitoring gives rig operators advance warning of failures

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

As rigs are increasingly deployed to remote locations and equipped with complex electronic engines, the risks of…

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IADC accredits Baker Hughes competence management program

Posted on 31 January 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Baker Hughes has become the first integrated oilfield service company to receive full accreditation of its Competence Management Program…

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IADC’s Petty to lead ITAC Investment Working Group

Posted on 31 January 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The US Secretary of Commerce and US Trade Representative (USTR) have designated IADC executive VP – government affairs Brian Petty as chairman…

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MPD system facilitates top-hole drilling offshore Brazil

Posted on 31 January 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

AGR has completed its first Brazilian operation using the EC-Drill system, a managed pressure drilling technology based on the RMR system and…

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Government officials, senior executives confirm participation for IPTC in Bangkok

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Government officials and industry leaders have confirmed their participation in the rescheduled 2011 International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) on 7-9 February…

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