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Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

IADC celebrated its 70th anniversary on 18 March in Copenhagen. On behalf of 2010 chairman Louis Raspino, Pride International, and president Dr Lee Hunt, IADC invited representatives of the…

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Drilling Ahead: Balanced energy strategy beats demonizing natural gas

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

In the oil and gas business, most people adopt an evenly balanced approach to energy and the environment. The people I brush shoulders with don’t trumpet oil-and-gas solutions for every niggling energy problem…

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D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), using Rig KDC-41, has drilled what it believes to be the shallowest horizontal well ever drilled in Kuwait and the Middle East and with the shallowest kick-off point worldwide…

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4 steps to assess, avoid musculoskeletal injury

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

Safety is an ongoing concern for our industry. From fire-resistant suits to protective eyewear and headgear, rig crews have access to a plethora of external protective equipment safety…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, May/June

Edward O “Coots” Matthews, co-founder of Boots & Coots passed away 31 March. He was 86 years old. “Boots & Coots recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and we owe a…

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Perspectives: Jim Nicklos, Nicklos Drilling Company

Posted on 30 April 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

When asked what he remembered about the oil industry as a child, Jim Nicklos said, “There was always a water jug out there with only one cup, and for whatever reason, I don’t know why, that stuck in my mind.”

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Perspectives: Dan Mueller, ConocoPhillips

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Cementing may be a small portion of the overall well construction cost, but its impact on the success or failure of a well is anything but, said Dan Mueller, cementing specialist for ConocoPhillips…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

BJ Services has introduced the GEMINI system, a range of combo tools that provides caliper, metal loss and mapping information in a single tool. Unlike conventional combo tools, the new system uses an active speed control…

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HSE Corner: Competent water management system will improve drinking water quality, protect employee health

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

There is an increasing awareness in the offshore drilling industry that safe and potable water is an important factor for good health onboard the rig. Many offshore platforms use bottled water for human consumption to ensure quality…

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Offshore Technology Conference

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

Studies consistently demonstrate that IADC members constitute a major portion of OTC registrants. IADC steadily ranks in the top three when registrants are asked to identify their association…

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