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National Petroleum Council: US can safely tap Arctic resources to secure energy needs

Posted on 30 March 2015 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Prudently developing US Arctic oil and natural gas resources would enhance America’s position as a global leader in energy production for the next 35 years…

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Joint safety improvement plan aligns HSE objectives, “language” for Shell, Halliburton

Posted on 30 March 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Speaking at a joint presentation with Halliburton at the 2015 IADC HSE&T Asia Pacific Conference in Kuala Lumpur on 12 March, Alain Moonen…

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Gravity-deployed carbon composite cable completes first commercial deployment offshore Norway

Posted on 27 March 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Ziebel, a Stavanger-based provider of specialist well intervention services for the oil and gas industry, announced that its Z-Line gravity-deployed…

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Petronas’ INSTEP training institute plans improvements for integrated, experiential learning

Posted on 27 March 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Institut Teknologi PETRONAS (INSTEP) takes realism seriously when it comes to experiential learning – seriously enough to be planning…

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Wood Mackenzie: Falling costs to soften blow of slashed exploration budgets

Posted on 26 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Exploration budget cuts in 2015 will average 30%, but that will be matched by an approximately equal fall in exploration costs…

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Douglas-Westwood: Oilfield services expenditure to decline by 30% in 2015

Posted on 25 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Global oilfield services (OFS) markets are facing difficult headwinds as a function of commodity prices…

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IOGP-sponsored human factors survey seeks participants online

Posted on 25 March 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is sponsoring a survey to assess the current extent and use of non-technical skills behaviors in well operations…

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Statoil, Halliburton establish Fast Track process to economically develop smaller North Sea fields

Posted on 19 March 2015 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

To economically develop smaller fields in the North Sea, Statoil and Halliburton initiated the Fast Track project that aimed…

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Human factors: Fixing the person, the technology and the organization

Posted on 19 March 2015 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Uncategorized

As the drilling industry continues to build its knowledge and awareness of human factors, it’s become increasingly clear that human factors…

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BP, Maersk push innovative partnership model to produce Project 20K rig

Posted on 19 March 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News

BP and Maersk Drilling continue to follow an integrated process to ensure the innovative design and smooth delivery of a new deepwater rig for the operator’s…

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