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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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Editorial: Nurturing lessons learned – Stakeholders must continue collaborative relationship

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Following a devastating forest fire, new growth rises from the charred remains. This is the cycle in nature. In human endeavors, we too must try to rebound …

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Driving sustainability through reporting

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

IPIECA, API and the OGP have issued the second edition of Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting. Clear and consistent reporting helps …

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Training, hazard control key to better ergonomics

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a significant source of economic loss to drilling companies. It is difficult to pinpoint the extent of MSDs in the industry …

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