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Case studies: Mitigating drilling hazards offshore Mexico, optimizing well architecture offshore California

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Weatherford International recently deployed its Total Depth well construction approach to deliver fit-for-purpose plans…

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OTC to recognize Burkhardt, Perdido with 2012 Distinguished Achievement awards

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, The Offshore Frontier

The Offshore Technology Conference will present its 2012 Distinguished Achievement awards on 29 April to…

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Colville to succeed Hunt as IADC president

Posted on 21 February 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Stephen A Colville has been appointed president of IADC, effective 1 March, following the retirement at the end of this month of Dr Lee Hunt…

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New wells push boundaries of Bivins Ranch area in Whittenburg Basin for Apache

Posted on 16 February 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Apache Corp has completed five of six initial vertical tests as oil producers in the Whittenburg Basin play…

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Industry pursues new strategies to enhance process safety management

Posted on 14 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Until recently, process safety management was seen as something that only plants and refineries had to worry…

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12 lives saved in F5 tornado proves value of Cactus Drilling emergency plan

Posted on 14 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Creating the plan started by recognizing opportunities where an emergency could affect the company’s crews…

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Tap into emotions to deliver HSE message

Posted on 14 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

Facts are important, but they don’t convey the emotional connection that can motivate people to change their behavior – a mind shift must occur…

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Indirect costs of incidents, fatalities make the financial case for better safety practices

Posted on 14 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

An investment in time, effort and money goes a long way to prevent injuries and to protect the work force, while saving…

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In addition to competence and training, an optimal mindset leads to better results

Posted on 13 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The attributes of a peak performer can be divided into two parts – 30% skill set and 70% mindset…

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2012 IADC chairman Rabun challenges industry to raise the level of safety

Posted on 13 February 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The industry has made strides in safety; nonetheless, there still is work to be done to continue that momentum to…

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