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Editorial: 2012 – Let’s take safety to new levels

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

The last two years have been a challenging period for our industry. Eleven lives were lost and 16 others were seriously injured on 20 April 2010 as a result of the Macondo…

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Wirelines

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

The culmination of eight years of litigation in UK courts, the UK Supreme Court has upheld the previous rulings of the Court of Session and Employment Appeal Tribunal…

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A global association for a global industry

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

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. So the saying goes, but Ensco chairman, president and CEO Dan Rabun challenges the notion of maintaining the status quo. Doing something one way simply because “it’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t necessarily produce the best results…

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2012 IADC Officers

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

Daniel W. Rabun is chairman of the Board, president and chief executive officer of Ensco. He joined the company in March 2006 as president and director…

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The Arctic: Confronting the cold, hard truths about the last frontier

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February

Possibilities of untapped resources entice, but barriers to E&P in this remote, harsh frontier remain significant. The bounty of resources that lie beneath the icy region…

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Plenary sessions to discuss importance of people, how industry can adapt in an ever-changing world

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

Finding new personnel and advancing technology to improve safety continue to be core themes in the drilling industry. While we can’t predict how 2012 will turn out…

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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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