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2015 IADC Officers

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Ed Jacob, Chairman Independence Contract Drilling Ed Jacob is Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Independence Contract Drilling (ICD). Mr Jacob joined ICD in February 2013 and was promoted to his current position in May 2014. Prior to joining ICD, Mr Jacob was President and CEO of Keen Energy Services. Prior to that, he […]

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Saturated market, policy challenges push KCA Deutag eastward

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

There are several challenges – one of the most significant being the increased number of rigs and drilling contractors now available in Europe, combined with…

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Wirelines

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

API recently published API Recommended Practice 2D, Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes, Seventh Edition. It establishes general principles for the safe operation and maintenance of offshore pedestal-mounted revolving cranes on fixed or floating offshore platforms…

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Amid cost constraints, industry must guard against drift into failure

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The industry is really moving ahead on human factors, which affects everything. IADC’s initiative to hold a conference on this (21-22 October in Galveston, Texas)…

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HSE&T Corner: Maersk training, Weatherford team up for true-to-life, simulator-based MPD training

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Departments, Drilling It Safely, January/February

The ’60s, as a decade, was a world-changer in many ways, not least in technology. The computer mouse, RAM, the handheld calculator, bar-code scanning and then the halogen lamp…

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Perspectives: Moji Karimi, Weatherford: Millennials to lead charge on increasing speed of industry evolution

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Departments, January/February

Growing up in Iran in the 1990s and early 2000s, Moji Karimi remembers being fascinated by the oil and gas industry. It was no surprise, then, that he decided to move to the oil and gas hub of Lafayette, La., in 2008 after earning a bachelor’s degree…

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Small-scale focus yields big value for Shell’s rig operational performance

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

Safety remains our top priority and boundary condition in our drive for performance. Beyond that, right now the biggest challenge is cost. The industry is in the midst…

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News cuttings

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Moe Plaisance elected Chairman of Well Control Institute Moe Plaisance has been elected as Chairman of the Well Control Institute (WCI) by the WCI Board of Directors. He will be responsible for the development of the WCI as the global authority on well control matters. Mr Plaisance, who has worked in the oil and gas […]

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Editorial: People, safety, policy/government among multitude of IADC focal areas for 2015

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

In 1940, a dozen men gathered around a table in Chicago to form the American Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, to bring together and represent…

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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The global drilling industry is going through a rough patch. Falling oil prices have put companies on edge, stirring anxieties about what lies ahead in 2015…

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