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Editorial: Center for Offshore Safety a key step for industry to embrace real change

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

In January this year, the National Commission on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill released its report along with several recommendations for changes to the oversight of offshore operations relating to both safety and protection of the environment…

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IADC environmental conference spurs first-time industry dialogue with Cuba

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

IADC achieved a safety landmark in May when it gathered industry experts and specialists from around the world, including Cuba and the Bahamas, to begin a critical dialogue on personnel and system safety in oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean…

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Students get eye-opening experience at IADC Environmental Conference

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

When Stephanie Liddelow, a petroleum engineering student from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), took her seat in the conference room of the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on 12 May, she did not know quite what to expect…

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Wirelines

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

The Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Safety Outreach Team held its first meeting at the Bismarck, N.D., State College’s National Energy Center of Excellence on 27 May to discuss the formulation of safety standards for the oil and gas industry…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

The IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC) celebrated the safety successes of its members at the annual Safety Awards dinner held at the Mercure Ardoe House in Aberdeen on 13 May…

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Drilling Ahead: Shale revolution shifts to oily & international phase

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

The shale revolution has shifted into a new phase to encompass oil plays and expand its frontiers beyond North America. In today’s US rig count, the increase in oil-focused rigs mirrors nearly perfectly the decline in gas rigs…

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European shale gas: a long road ahead

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Global and Regional Markets, July/August

Shale gas has revolutionized the North American natural gas landscape over the past few years. Across the pond, with the European Commission projecting that…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Deep Sea Metro took delivery of the Deepsea Metro I sixth-generation drillship from Hyundai Heavy Industries on 22 June. Odfjell Drilling has secured a contract with BG Group…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Woodside has signed on with AGR Drilling Services to use its Riserless Mud Recovery system (RMR) for top-hole drilling on an exploration campaign…

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Operator takes proactive approach to human-factors evaluation of equipment

Posted on 14 July 2011 in 2011, Departments, July/August

Safety within the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) oil and gas industry has become the focus of attention around the world after the Macondo incident in April 2010. However, preceding this incident, safety had already been a priority throughout the industry…

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