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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

Pacific Drilling announced that Cees Van Diemen has joined the company as vice president of operations and that Paul Linkin has accepted the role of vice president QHSE…

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HSE Corner: Aker facility features 3D simulator for realistic training

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, May/June

It’s easy to find manufacturers willing to sell you their equipment, but it’s oftentimes harder to find manufacturers willing to invest in a high-tech training facility that will provide…

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D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

At its Perdido Development, Shell recently completed the installation of the drilling and production platform atop a 555-ft cylindrical spar floating in about 8,000 ft of water…

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D&C News

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

StatoilHydro has acquired a 40% stake in 50 blocks from BHP Billiton in the frontier DeSoto Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico. “DeSoto Canyon is a mostly unexplored region…

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Drilling Ahead: When the recovery? Curmudgeon Pessimist or Unrepentant Optimist?

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, Departments, May/June

This is a tough old industry, with more than its share of ups and downs – particularly the downs, which historically have wielded an iron upper hand. One of the recurring wonders…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

IADC has opened a regional operations office in Bangkok, Thailand, staffed by Chit Hlaing, IADC’s new operations assistant – Asia operations. Mr Hlaing will serve IADC members…

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Wirelines

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

It’s a simple equation: Increased taxes = less investment = less production. Which is why IADC is working, through its alliance with industry groups like API and IPAA…

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IADC SCA Chapter marks 10 years of successes

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

An estimated 300 guests helped the IADC South Central Asia (SCA) Chapter celebrate its 10th anniversary on 13-14 March at Aamby Valley’s Sahara Lake City, a resort community…

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IADC, regulators collaborate to promote dialogue on asset integrity challenges

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

In December 2007, the International Regulators Forum (IRF) convened in Miami, Fla., to focus attention on asset management and safety in the offshore industry. As a representative…

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From the 2009 chairman IADC taking the lead towards ambitious environmental performance, awareness

Posted on 17 May 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

We are now well into 2009. So far, this year has been a bumpy ride. Slump in demand due to decreasing prices and anxiety for the future characterise the current market situation…

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