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Perspectives: Dustin Torkay, Archer – On the fast track, setting technological goals within reach

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

In the race to the finish line, it was the hands-on experience that stuck with Dustin Torkay, project engineer at Archer. At 27, Mr Torkay is taking the fast route…

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High-strength pipe caters to Arctic drilling

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Extreme low temperatures and hostile drilling environments such as the Arctic are driving the industry to adapt their drilling programs and develop fit-for-purpose solutions…

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Wirelines

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Members of the Wyoming Oil & Gas Industry Safety Alliance Regulatory Subcommittee met with Wyoming OSHA to review proposed changes to the Wyoming Oil and Gas…

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Editorial: Note to self (US) – Quit shooting at feet

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

For most of us in the industry, our biggest concern in 2011 has not been the availability of credit (as it was in 2009) but the availability of skilled workers…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The IADC Well Control Committee’s Curriculum Subcommittee has recommended changes to the supervisor-level WellCAP drilling curriculum after months of intensive review…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Departments, November/December

Houston-based AmeriMex Motor and Controls recently developed the industry’s first single 2,000-hp drilling motor. It is designed to work with small and mobile equipment…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Petrobras’ Brazilian natural gas output increased by 8% in July compared with the same month a year ago …

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Training have invested in a DrillSIM-6000 drilling simulator from UK-based Drilling Systems to be housed in a purpose-built complex in Svendborg, Denmark…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

R&M Energy Systems is offering the Hercules Lugless 150H BOP Cap, which allows operations to use a wrench rather than a hammer to secure the end caps…

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HSE Corner: Industry groups enhance lifting/hoisting safety with competency standards, exams

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Departments, September/October

The OGP Lifting and Hoisting Task Force has been reviewing developments in defining competencies …

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