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2014 IADC Officers

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

Jay Minmier, president of Nomac Drilling since 2011, has more than 22 years of experience in the drilling industry. He began his career with Helmerich & Payne, serving in a…

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Drilling & Completion News

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

Two new rigs from Latshaw Drilling began operations in December in the Permian Basin. The first is Rig #42 (pictured), a National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Ideal 1,500-hp AC rig with…

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Integrated sustainability concepts enhance site remediation, restoration

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, January/February, Onshore Advances

Today’s E&P companies and service providers are being driven by communities, regulatory requirements, customers, employees and shareholders to integrate sustainability…

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Editorial: IADC leads united front to enhance competency across drilling industry

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

Competency and the need to provide tangible proof of same have become critically important in recent years. Defining applicable skill sets and providing the associated…

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To earn stakeholder trust, industry must show fitness to operate

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

Stephen Colville is president/CEO of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC). From your perspective as president and CEO of IADC, what are the critical issues…

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Subsea innovations: Building reliability into complex, high-risk world

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Completing the Well, Features, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

In the high-risk subsea world, innovation has historically been driven by safety, reliability, economics and efficiency. Now operators have added a new watchword to their…

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HSE&T Corner: Training program targets crews working with equipment in hazardous locations

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, January/February

More training requirements could be on the way for the Gulf of Mexico if rulemaking proposed last June by the US Coast Guard (USCG) goes through. Under the proposal, certain…

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

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

Accurate frac placements cut time on Oklahoma well. The Baker Hughes FracPoint multipoint (MP) system with DirectConnect ports has reduced total frac time on a 4,500-ft…

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Competency-driven projects to mark 2014 IADC chairmanship

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

If he hadn’t gone into the drilling industry, Jay Minmier thinks he could’ve made a good career as a coach. “I like working with people. I like mentoring people, and I like coaching people…”

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Plenary session to discuss importance of internal resources to develop unconventional gas production

Posted on 24 January 2014 in 2014, Features, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, January/February

Drilling hazards – such as wellbore instability, lost-circulation zones, overpressurized formations – can threaten the economics and…

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