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OGP recommendations to focus on industry well control training

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

A workgroup under the OGP Wells Expert Committee is nearing the launch of a set of recommendations to enhance well control training…

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Dynamic risk assessment: Helping employees ‘stay in the moment’ to take right action at right time

Posted on 02 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Humans are not great at noticing change around us. “We don’t notice that gradual progression of change, and we certainly…

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New solids control technology brings ‘pitless’ drilling to wireline coring operations

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Halliburton’s Baroid Industrial Drilling Products division is seeing global deployment of its solids control…

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Transocean newbuild drillships win decade-long contracts from Shell

Posted on 02 October 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Shell has awarded Transocean with 10-year contracts for four newbuild dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships…

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Atwood Oceanics secures contract for the Atwood Advantage drillship

Posted on 27 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Atwood Oceanics has secured a drilling services contract for the Atwood Advantage by a subsidiary of Noble Energy for a program commencing in the Mediterranean…

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Seadrill orders ultra-deepwater drillship for delivery in 2014

Posted on 24 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has ordered an ultra-deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung yard in South Korea. The project value is estimated to be around US $600 million…

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Petrobras signs subsea wellhead contract worth nearly US $1.1 billion

Posted on 18 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras has signed the world’s largest subsea wellhead contract, worth nearly US $1.1 billion, with GE Oil and Gas…

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Sustaining the license to drill: It’s not a game!

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

In summer 2011 offshore Greenland, in an attempt to halt Arctic exploration, Greenpeace activists scaled a semisubmersible rig large enough to drill in more than 8,000 ft of water. This, despite a court injunction and the risk of jail time and significant fines for the activists….

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Bob Warren, Baclenna: Educational outreach required for the next generation

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, September/October, Videos

By Katherine Scott, editorial coordinator Promoting a positive message about the oil and gas industry is one of Bob Warren’s ongoing missions. The industry has to work harder to emphasize that this is a career destination with unlimited opportunities for people who are willing to work hard, said Mr Warren, president of Baclenna Inc, a […]

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News Cuttings

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Departments, September/October

The IADC North Sea Chapter (NSC), led by co-chairmen Gavin Sutherland, KCA DEUTAG, and Darren Sutherland, Prospector Offshore Drilling, recently donated a total of £30,500 to four charities…

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