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Exclusive video: Competency isn’t just training or experience

Posted on 13 February 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott speaks with John Tustin, Petrofac operations director of competence…

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To be effective, leaders can’t just ‘wing’ offshore site visits

Posted on 13 February 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

A guidance document under development at the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) aims to to help office-based leadership make…

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Exclusive video: How to make SPCC plans effective and practical

Posted on 13 February 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos, Videos - IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Ken Murphy, CEO of Enviro Clean Products & Services, talks about spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC)…

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Dew: On-time equipment delivery necessary for successful deepwater operations

Posted on 13 February 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

“Approximately 75% of the existing deepwater discoveries have yet to be developed or produced. It’s going to take…

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Technical Session 7 – Drilling Dynamics

Posted on 12 February 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Editor’s note: These abstracts have been edited for space and clarity. This program is current as of 15 January 2013. Additions, withdrawals and other changes to the conference program after this date may not be reflected. Click here for the most updated program. TECHNICAL SESSION 7: DRILLING DYNAMICS SPE/IADC 163565 Little Things, Big Effects – […]

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GE: Shale water challenges call for flexible solutions

Posted on 12 February 2013 in News, Onshore Advances

When it comes to unconventionals, the focus over the past several years has been around water…

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Technical Session 8 – Rigs, Equipment, & Smart Technology

Posted on 11 February 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Editor’s note: These abstracts have been edited for space and clarity. This program is current as of 15 January 2013. Additions, withdrawals and other changes to the conference program after this date may not be reflected. Click here for the most updated program. TECHNICAL SESSION 8: RIGS, EQUIPMENT AND SMART TECHNOLOGY SPE/IADC 163509 Experience from […]

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Archer signs $115 million plug and abandon contract with Statoil in North Sea

Posted on 11 February 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Archer has secured a contract with Statoil for the permanent plugging and abandonment of 12 gas wells on the Heimdal field…

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Technical Session 9 – Lost Circulation & Wellbore Strengthening

Posted on 10 February 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Editor’s note: These abstracts have been edited for space and clarity. This program is current as of 15 January 2013. Additions, withdrawals and other changes to the conference program after this date may not be reflected. Click here for the most updated program. TECHNICAL SESSION 9: LOST CIRCULATION AND WELLBORE STRENGTHENING SPE/IADC 163481 Practical Guide […]

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Technical Session 10 – Drilling Automation

Posted on 09 February 2013 in IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Editor’s note: These abstracts have been edited for space and clarity. This program is current as of 15 January 2013. Additions, withdrawals and other changes to the conference program after this date may not be reflected. Click here for the most updated program. TECHNICAL SESSION 10: DRILLING AUTOMATION SPE/IADC 163412 Industry Analogies for Successful Implementation […]

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