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Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

BJ Services has introduced the GEMINI system, a range of combo tools that provides caliper, metal loss and mapping information in a single tool. Unlike conventional combo tools, the new system uses an active speed control…

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HSE Corner: Competent water management system will improve drinking water quality, protect employee health

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

There is an increasing awareness in the offshore drilling industry that safe and potable water is an important factor for good health onboard the rig. Many offshore platforms use bottled water for human consumption to ensure quality…

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Offshore Technology Conference

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

Studies consistently demonstrate that IADC members constitute a major portion of OTC registrants. IADC steadily ranks in the top three when registrants are asked to identify their association…

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Drilling & Completions Tech Digest

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

ExxonMobil has completed the first two extended-reach wells at the Odoptu field offshore eastern Russia. ExxonMobil subsidiary Exxon Neftegas Ltd (ENL) is operator on behalf of the five-company international Sakhalin-1 Consortium…

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Drilling & Completions News

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

Vantage Drilling named their new rig, the Topaz Driller, in late February at the PPL Shipyards. A Baker Marine Pacific-class 375 rig, the Topaz Driller will go to work for PVEP Phu Quy Petroleum Operating Company offshore Vietnam…

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Drilling Ahead: To MPD or not to MPD? Simplifying daunting decisions

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

To MPD or not to MPD? That is the question posed not by Hamlet, but by George Medley, Signa Engineering, speaking at the 2010 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference in Kuala Lumpur in late February…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt and operations assistant – Asia operations Chit Hlaing hosted a meeting with active operator and services companies in Yangon, Myanmar, in January…

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Wirelines

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC and five other oilfield trade groups have written to the Obama Administration’s Ocean Policy Task Force urging extreme caution in pursuing marine spatial planning (MSP) as it may impact OCS oil and natural gas E&P…

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From the President: Dr Lee Hunt

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

As the industry’s “old crew” begins to retire and pass the torch to the next generation, it remains to be seen whether the young professionals of today will be ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow…

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Generations: a changing industry

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC is celebrating its 70th anniversary by comparing and contrasting the perspectives of industry veterans with the newer professionals who are transitioning into the industry’s hierarchy…

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