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

Travis Hubert Petty, the former CEO of El Paso Co who got his start in the mailroom, died 21 December in Colorado Springs, Colo., at age 84. “He lived a real American story…

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Drilling Ahead: Let’s not shoot ourselves in the foot over shales

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

Amid a seemingly endless barrage of negative press, demonstrations and moratoriums, I was heartened to see the United Kingdom…

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D&C News

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

Maersk Drilling and Maersk Training inaugurated the MOSAIC II, Maersk’s offshore simulator training complex in Svendborg, Denmark in late 2012…

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D&C Tech Digest

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

The first commercial application of a new support system for conductor casing operations is under way on ConocoPhillips Norway’s Ekofisk field…

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Deeper waters, LNG prospects gain momentum

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

Asia Pacific is stepping out of its comfort zone. Long a region with plenty of shallow, easy-to-tap conventional resources, the market has begun a transition, shifting focus to more complex and risky ventures such as deepwater, high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) reservoirs and…

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2013 IADC chairman David Williams: Safety is not negotiable

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

In life, sometimes you have to be at the right place at the right time in order to get to that next step. But a lucky break is never enough; it’s what you do once you get that break…

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Editorial: IADC well suited to lead in competence assurance

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

As anyone who has ever been on an offshore rig can attest, the best and most important safety feature on any rig is a well-trained, experienced and…

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HSE&T Corner: 7 guiding principles for drilling industry leaders to sustain focus on process safety

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

Catastrophic event prevention is a critical safety concern for all oil and gas-supporting industries. The challenge is that while process safety…

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Closed-loop separation system tackles common air drilling HSE risks

Posted on 30 January 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, Onshore Advances

Air drilling operations are feeling the impact of an increasingly complex global regulatory environment. From dust to open pits and tanks, traditional air drilling…

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Completing the shale puzzle

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

It’s no secret that unconventional shale production is booming in North America, and the news keeps getting better as industry continues expanding into new oil and liquids-rich plays. So bullish is the outlook for shale oil, the International Energy Agency…

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