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Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

The IADC South Central Asia (SCA) Chapter has formed a work group that will coordinate a response plan to challenge requirements issued last year by India’s Directorate General of Shipping (DGS)…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

Larry Dickerson, Diamond Offshore, was named 2009 IADC Contractor of the Year during a luncheon at the Houston Petroleum Club on 4 March…

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Drilling Ahead: IADC Advanced Rig Tech group ‘imagines’ end to downtime

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, March/April

Ah, yes, you may call me a dreamer. But – with apologies to John Lennon – the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee is doing everything it can in its small way to approach this reality…

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D&C News

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, March/April

Tullow Oil announced that the Tweneboa-1 exploration well, in the Deepwater Tano licence offshore Ghana, has discovered a significant highly pressured, light hydrocarbon accumulation…

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D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, March/April

Helix Energy Solutions Group recently completed installation of drilling equipment on its MODU Q4000 multi-service vessel, equipped with a DP-3 system…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, March/April

Apache chairman and CEO G Steven Farris has formed an office of the chief executive with three executives reporting to him: Roger B Plank, CFO since 1997…

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Perspectives: David Reid, National Oilwell Varco

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

In what David Reid calls the “inventing/creating world” in his head, there are definitive ideas about how things should be and strong opinions about right and wrong…

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Oman training center supports safety, operational goals

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Departments, Drilling It Safely, March/April

The Nabors International Oman Training Center (OTC) in Muscat, which began operating 12 years ago, originally trained rig mechanics and electricians…

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Innovations in MWD/LWD and drill pipe technologies address key operator concerns and needs, put previously impossible wells into reach

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Operators ask for a lot in their logging-while-drilling (LWD) and measurement-while-drilling (MWD) tools. And why shouldn’t they, considering the sizable chunks these services can chew off of a budget?

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Case study: Hostile-environment LWD allows efficient oil recovery in HPHT field

Posted on 12 March 2009 in 2009, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

In the deep, high-pressure, high-temperature wells in the Villafortuna/Trecate field in northern Italy, LWD was planned to enable continuous correlation for casing and coring points…

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