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NOV launches StringSense integrated drillstring measurement system

Posted on 17 March 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

National Oilwell Varco launched the StringSense technology – an updated instrumented internal blowout preventer (IIBOP) – at the 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference…

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Oil & Gas UK’s Webb urges industry employees to step up, speak out

Posted on 17 March 2015 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

In the court of public opinion, the portrait painted of companies in the oil and gas industry is often not a pretty one. Indeed, “the views of the average man and woman…

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Jacob, Brakel challenge Drilling Conference attendees to connect, collaborate and create

Posted on 17 March 2015 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Drilling industry experts, leaders and innovators from around the world gathered in London this week to kick off the 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference…

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Alan Quintero, Transocean, to lead 2016 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Posted on 17 March 2015 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Alan Quintero, Transocean Senior VP, Operations West, has been selected as Chairman of the 2016 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference…

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Panel: Embedding safety culture requires creative, integrated approach

Posted on 17 March 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Safety culture is all about human behavior, how people communicate and how leaders lead, Rosli Hamzah, Head of International Wells at PETRONAS…

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Regulations, liabilities, legacy roles obstruct full marriage between MPD and well control

Posted on 17 March 2015 in Drilling It Safely, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, News

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is often still viewed as a contingency-type of service – helping operators drill the undrillable, for example…

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ExxonMobil resumes drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope

Posted on 13 March 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

ExxonMobil announced that it has resumed drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope as construction continues toward bringing the initial production system online…

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Tullow Oil plugs Engomo-1 well, continues exploration and appraisal onshore Kenya

Posted on 11 March 2015 in News, Onshore Advances

The Engomo-1 exploration well in Block 10BA was drilled to a total depth of 2,353 m utilizing the SMP-106 rig. The well encountered interbedded sandstones…

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Coiled tubing gets smarter as operators seek greater certainty, reliability in well interventions

Posted on 11 March 2015 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

As coiled tubing becomes longer and stronger to address the challenges of increasingly complex wells, it is also becoming smarter in order to meet operator needs…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 10 March 2015 in 2015, Departments, March/April

Statoil’s Board of Directors has appointed Eldar Sætre as its new President and CEO. Mr Sætre has been acting as President and CEO since 2014 October…

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