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Neveu: 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference to hone technical skills, develop new talent

Posted on 29 January 2014 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

When Kevin Neveu, chairman of the 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, speaks about the upcoming event…

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Kuwait Oil study targets main causes of hand injuries

Posted on 29 January 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Controlling hand injuries is a significant challenge for the drilling industry, clearly illustrated by IADC statistics, and not too surprising given the intensive…

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Unconventionals may see first impact of Mexican energy reform

Posted on 29 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The sweeping energy reform bill passed by Mexico’s legislature in December will be followed by secondary legislation addressing the framework for…

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Macaé: Brazil’s offshore oil hub puts infrastructure improvements on fast track

Posted on 29 January 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Situated on the scenic Brazilian coastline northeast of Rio de Janeiro, the port city of Macaé was once a quiet fishing village. Today, as the center of Brazil’s booming…

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Smart regulations, risk communication may help refocus industry’s hydraulic fracturing debate

Posted on 29 January 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The public debate around hydraulic fracturing has gone off track, jeopardizing opportunities for the energy industry and the potential economic and environmental benefits…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

IADC has launched its new accreditation program for Helicopter Underwater Escape and Water Survival Training (HUET) for the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). At the request of oil…

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The Latin American puzzle

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

The sun is rising on Latin America. With its prolific and varied resources, the region is poised to become a major player on the global hydrocarbon map. While the big story in recent years has been the massive pre-salt discoveries in the deepwater off the coast of Brazil…

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2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference: Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions…

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People, companies and products

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Departments, January/February

Robert “Bobby” L. Parker Jr has retired from Parker Drilling after 18 years as president and CEO. Over his more than 40 years at the company, Mr Parker spearheaded the development of a strong safety culture…

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Wirelines

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

API announced the publication of API Bulletin 97, Well Construction Interface Document Guidelines, First Edition, on 4 December. The newly published documents provide guidance…

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