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An introduction to relief well planning, dynamic kill design: recognizing the common limitations

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, November/December

The recent Macondo well control event in the Gulf of Mexico has created considerable interest in relief wells and dynamic kill designs in terms of contingency planning…

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Safety enhanced in NOV’s ST-120 iron roughneck

Posted on 15 October 2010 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Videos

Drilling Contractor attended a demonstration of National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) ST-120 iron roughneck at one of its Houston manufacturing facilities…

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‘Multi machine control’ enhances automation

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

Drillfloor equipment controls and associated equipment on the latest generation of floating drilling vessels have evolved into a “system” of computer-controlled machines that are currently operated by multiple operators…

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Project-based approach, cooperation push Stena drillship performance to ‘best in class’

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling Rigs & Automation, September/October

The challenges of bringing an enhanced deepwater drilling vessel design to market and into operations successfully in a high-activity market are immense…

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Perspectives: Gert-Jan Windhorst, Noble Corp

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

Having been born and raised in the Netherlands in a family of sailors, it wasn’t particularly hard for Gert-Jan Windhorst to decide that he wanted to major in nautical science…

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HSE Corner: Behavior management: next step change in safety

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Before we explain what “behavior-based safety” is in today’s oil and gas industry, let’s first ask ourselves: What is behavior management?

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Departments, September/October

Mark Mey has joined Atwood Oceanics as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee Atwood’s financial function…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC recently mobilized a team of independent auditors to conduct a special round of audits of all US-based well control training providers for WellCAP…

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Wirelines

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

IADC sent a letter in July to the Indonesian Department of Income Tax (DGT) urging the government to keep the country’s deemed profit rate level at 15%. The government is considering raising…

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Generations: Meet the Springetts: a father and son in industry

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October, Videos

Charlie Springett is an industry veteran who retired from Santa Fe International Corp (now Transocean) in 2002. Charlie dedicated his entire career…

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