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Plenary sessions to discuss importance of people, how industry can adapt in an ever-changing world

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Finding new personnel and advancing technology to improve safety continue to be core themes in the drilling industry. While we can’t predict how 2012 will turn out…

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2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference: Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions and 13 e-poster sessions

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions and 13 e-poster sessions…

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Online structure keeps training job-specific

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Understanding the terms “competent” and “competency assessment” are integral to any safety program, as both terms are being used with increasing frequency within the context…

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Focus on HSE culture delivers lasting results

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Kuwait Oil Company’s Deep Drilling Group, established in late 2008, has doubled its rig fleet. Considering such rapid growth, there was a need to align and standardize the systems…

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Making the right HSE decisions at right time

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, January/February

In an ideal world, drilling contractors and operating companies would have access to competent and sensible advice from internal and external professional HSE advisers…

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Condition monitoring calls for drilling contractor, OEM collaboration

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Evaluation and recertification programs for equipment and systems are plentiful, but offshore contractors are looking…

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From passive to proactive, condition monitoring gives rig operators advance warning of failures

Posted on 31 January 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

As rigs are increasingly deployed to remote locations and equipped with complex electronic engines, the risks of…

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IADC accredits Baker Hughes competence management program

Posted on 31 January 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Baker Hughes has become the first integrated oilfield service company to receive full accreditation of its Competence Management Program…

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IADC’s Petty to lead ITAC Investment Working Group

Posted on 31 January 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The US Secretary of Commerce and US Trade Representative (USTR) have designated IADC executive VP – government affairs Brian Petty as chairman…

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MPD system facilitates top-hole drilling offshore Brazil

Posted on 31 January 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

AGR has completed its first Brazilian operation using the EC-Drill system, a managed pressure drilling technology based on the RMR system and…

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