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Design for control, guarantee containment

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Features, July/August

Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” When it comes to well control, however, Chevron is not waiting around. With a global well control initiative that will…

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Intelligent completions, data collection enhance reservoir management

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, Features, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

To improve reservoir management and recovery, understanding how the reservoir is going to produce based on downhole data and using the right completion equipment is key…

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IADC ISP: 2012 LTI rate hits record low; 22 fatalities reported

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

The drilling industry’s worldwide lost-time incident (LTI) rate reached a record low of 0.26 in 2012, a 24% improvement over the 2011 rate of 0.34…

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Data delivery

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling wells in today’s complex oilfields bears little resemblance to the drilling operations of just a few decades ago. Fast-evolving technology has turned drilling into a sophisticated and scientific undertaking driven by the need for real-time data…

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People, companies and products

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, September/October

John W. Lindsay will become chief executive officer of Helmerich & Payne, effective upon the conclusion of the company’s annual stockholders meeting on 5 March 2014. He joined the company in 1987 as a drilling engineer…

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IADC bolsters on-the-ground presence in Brazil, adds Offshore Division expertise

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

As the leading authority in the drilling community, IADC has again expanded to ensure it is fully capable of advocating on behalf of member interests across the globe…

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Tests show potential of alternative method for offshore cuttings drying

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Over the past 20 years, studies have been conducted to assess the effects of drilled cuttings contaminated by non-aqueous fluids (NAFs) on the environment…

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Drilling Ahead: Taking competency, well control to new levels

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

It’s baaa-aack! Well control, that is. IADC began organizing well control conferences in 1990, and DC has for decades dedicated…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October

European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger hosted a luncheon on 18 July in Houston to discuss offshore safety leadership across the globe where oil and gas companies operate…

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Mark Denkowski: Passion for training reflected in expansion of IADC accreditation programs

Posted on 10 September 2013 in 2013, Departments, September/October

After trekking two miles along a raised, wooden pathway in Papua New Guinea in 1978, Mark Denkowski found himself by the roots of

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