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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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Industry’s global nature means culture, language, regional laws are relevant in QHSE reporting

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

Have you reviewed your accident investigation policy recently? Probably not. Or maybe you know it by heart. Perhaps you wrote it or contributed amendments to it…

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Low-emissions generator uses catalyst system to reduce NOx, meet regulatory standards

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

Standards are a part of our complicated world – ASTM, ANSI, ISO, BS, DIN, SAE, SPE, API, EPA, CARB are just a few acronyms in the alphabet soup of standards…

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Can UBD flaring reduce global CO2 emissions?

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

One of the perceived blockers for underbalanced drilling (UBD) operations is the necessity for flaring gas in most operations. As the world becomes more aware of the impact…

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People and the environment: Operator implements system to manage fluids selection

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

Products and substances providing a common health, environmental and technical functional excellence are only achieved today after challenge. The challenge includes…

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