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Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The US EPA’s decision to ban BP from bidding in future offshore US lease sales could…

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John Beswick, PR Marriott Drilling: Politics could hinder Euro-shale potential

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Departments, January/February

John Beswick, director of PR Marriott Drilling, grew up wanting to be a pilot…

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2013 IADC Officers

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

David Williams was named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Noble Corp in January 2008…

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Personal responsibility for safety a must for incident-free workplace

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Industry increasingly looks to non-traditional geographies, disciplines for workers, enhancing safety through strong corporate culture…

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Tailored engineering, automation to drive optimized fracturing

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Completing the Well, January/February, Onshore Advances

Rush into manufacturing mode may be leading to less efficient frac designs, forfeiting valuable information, production in shales. If you look at the estimated…

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Advanced technology on simple wells puts focus on performance

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Efficient Rig

Applying same drilling practices to both complex and basic wells builds skills, capability, can reduce overall costs if done right. In 2012, we drilled about 2,500…

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Risk-based approach to competency places focus on rig floor, well control

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, January/February

Contractors expanding safety management systems to formalize stronger process safety components. For the majority of drilling contractors…

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Plenary session to explore impact of stakeholders’ growing expectations, heightened public awareness

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 5-7 March in Amsterdam, will provide leading industry thinkers…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Maersk Drilling vice president and senior technical advisor Gregers Kudsk was named the 2012 IADC Contractor of the Year…

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Survey: Rising operating costs pose biggest industry challenge in Asia Pacific

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Global and Regional Markets, January/February

Industry professionals are bullish about the near-term outlook for Asia Pacific, but rising operating costs as the region transitions from “easy” production…

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