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Talent growth

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The drilling industry needs more competent workers – it needs a lot more of them and needs them urgently. Rig demand is strong in almost every drilling market, and dozens of newbuilds are scheduled to be commissioned over the next several years…

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Panel: Competency-based well control training focuses on the learner

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

When investigating well control incidents, the human factor is frequently cited as the root cause. “People do things they shouldn’t…

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Exclusive video: Wild Well Control statistics reflect reduction in well control events

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

In 2012, Wild Well Control recorded 96 responses to blowout and pressure control events worldwide, which is an improvement…

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Integrated MWD platform launching in unconventional US land market

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Enteq Upstream, a provider of technology and products for upstream oil and gas, has launched an integrated measurement while drilling (MWD)…

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Exclusive video: Automated influx detection with MPD in deepwater applications

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Challenges such as riser and surface equipment limitation needs to be considered to define recommended practices for deepwater well…

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KOGC expects to begin drilling in southern Russia in 2014

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

In a country that’s roughly 6.602 million sq miles – the largest in the world ­– Russia’s oil and gas industry is eager to tap into the…

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New control system allows drillers to ergonomically manage drilling process

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News

Omron Oilfield & Marine, a provider of land-based power conversion systems, controls and information platforms, has developed…

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UK, Scottish government ministers to speak at Offshore Europe

Posted on 28 August 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Several senior representatives of the UK and Scottish governments are scheduled to address the audience at SPE Offshore Europe…

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RIL-BP discover gas condensate in deepwater Cauvery Basin

Posted on 27 August 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and BP made a new gas condensate discovery off the east coast of India in the Cauvery Basin. The discovery, in the deepwater block CY-DWN-2001/2 (CYD5)…

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2D seismic survey offshore Croatia to lead into 2014 licensing round

Posted on 13 August 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Oslo-based service company Spectrum has signed a contract with Croatia’s Ministry of the Economy for rights to acquire multi-client 2D seismic data offshore Croatia…

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