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Equipment ownership provision of Nigerian local content act may require industry’s immediate focus

Posted on 07 October 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The Nigerian oil and gas industry has evolved significantly since 2010, spurred by the local content act. Whereas the country used to be dominated by IOCs and…

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Douglas-Westwood: Angola, Nigeria, Algeria key countries to lead African production growth

Posted on 07 October 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Angola and Nigeria will continue to dominate the West African drilling market even as Equatorial Guinea and Ghana emerge as major deepwater players in the coming years…

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Exclusive video: Industry must come together to manage major accident hazards

Posted on 07 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Each barrier to a process safety incident is only as strong as its weakest link, and the drilling industry must embrace collaboration to strengthen all barriers, Jitze…

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Maersk Drilling uses 3-step approach to build process safety management framework

Posted on 07 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

The industry agrees that process safety is important, yet it can’t seem to really agree on what process safety actually means for drilling. Mark Campbell-Howes, Head of…

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Due diligence assessments, user friendly documentation critical to keeping employees safe in high-risk areas

Posted on 07 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

As the drilling industry increasingly moves into high-risk and remote operating areas, companies must take strategic steps to protect their employees. With 17 rigs…

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BP looks to self-verification to strengthen procedural discipline

Posted on 07 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Rules and procedures are present on every drilling rig, but how do you know if those rules and procedures are rigorously followed? To simply assume they’re being…

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Transocean’s Newman: Collaboration will take industry from good to great

Posted on 06 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Amid a backdrop of softening rig demand as a significant number of new rigs enter the market, the drilling industry must take steps today to prepare for tomorrow’s…

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Petrobas makes gas discovery at Espírito Santo Basin

Posted on 06 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has discovered new gas accumulation at Espírito Santo Basin post-salt. The discovery took place while drilling the 3-BRSA-1259-ESS/3-ESS-222 well…

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Baker Hughes implements full chemical disclosure for fracturing operations

Posted on 02 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Baker Hughes has implemented a new policy of disclosing 100% of the chemistry contained within its hydraulic fracturing fluid systems…

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Drillmec automated rig, drilling package designed to ensure safety, increase efficiency

Posted on 01 October 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Drillmec has designed an automated drilling rig – AHEAD, Advanced Hydraulic Electrical Automated Driller – that reduces the rig footprint by approximately 50%…

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