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For sustainable safety, leaders must do more coaching, less policing

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Working only to obey the rules and wear PPE typically creates minimal-effort safety cultures without proactive employees…

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Study: Employees intervene in only 2 of 5 observed unsafe acts

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Survey respondents say they often choose not to intervene because they do not believe they can do so effectively…

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How to ensure H2S safety on offshore rigs

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Features, January/February

Putting in place OSHA-compliant sour-gas preparedness program demands early, comprehensive planning. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a toxic, flammable and corrosive gas often encountered during hydrocarbon exploration and production. A byproduct of the decay of protein-containing substances…

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Intelligent wells: It’s not all or nothing

Posted on 28 January 2011 in 2011, Completing the Well, January/February

In the increasingly deep and deviated world of oil and gas recovery, state-of-the-art completions technology has pushed the industry into arenas once deemed unreachable. Among the…

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Quantitative ranking system links fracturing fluid performance with environmental stewardship

Posted on 15 December 2010 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

By qualifying fracturing systems and additives through a recognized third-party chemical evaluation process…

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Concepts, misconceptions about kick tolerance

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

Even though kick tolerance is a critical and fundamental concept for the drilling industry, no standard is used by all operators and drilling contractors…

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Wirelines

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

IADC met with representatives from the Washington, DC, OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs on 16 August to seek clarification on the Enforcement Policy for Flame-Resistant Clothing…

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70th Anniversary Retrospective

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

IADC celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2010. In recognition of this milestone, and in anticipation of the decades ahead, DC is publishing retrospectives from issues of decades past…

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Next-generation workers: hungry for experience, eager to learn and ready to prove themselves

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December, Videos

Contrary to what some industry veterans are worried about, young professionals today are not afraid of hard work…

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Where simple is never simple, operators aim for simplicity in deepwater, deep-well completions

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, November/December

Applying completion technology to a well for optimal production is never simple, even if the plan calls for only “basic” temperature…

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