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Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

ADC welcomed an agreement reached on 21 February between the European Parliament and the European Council on a proposal for oil and gas safety regulation…

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Accident precursor program under development to prevent major hazards

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, March/April

It is rare for a major catastrophe to occur in isolation. Typically, major accidents are not caused by a single failure but by multiple failures occurring in sequence…

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Trent Latshaw, Latshaw Drilling: Lessons learned in setbacks lead to greater success

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, Exclusive Video, March/April, Recent Drilling News, Videos

Arriving in Alaska in 1971, just three years after the Prudhoe Bay discovery, Trent Latshaw, now president and owner of…

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Improving well control calls for continuous evaluation of barriers

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Traditional well control training teaches critical skills needed to recognize and prevent wellbore influx, such as recognizing pore pressure fluctuations…

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Real-time capabilities, inspection systems fine-tune coiled tubing

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Improvements in coiled-tubing (CT) data acquisition are sharpening the eyes and ears of downhole operations, as real-time data allows operators to better monitor…

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Emergency response: Industry builds an equipped community

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Breakthroughs in exploration technologies have opened up opportunities of historic proportions, but they have also brought new liabilities and…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, March/April

IADC presented Mike Hoyle, head of advanced engineering in GL Noble Denton’s UK marine and offshore operation…

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People, companies and products

Posted on 18 March 2013 in 2013, Departments, March/April

Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Statoil for the supply of a subsea production system for the Aasta Hansteen field…

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SNAME to study wind tunnel testing of MODUs, floating production installations

Posted on 18 March 2013 in News, The Offshore Frontier

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has announced it is initiating a review of SNAME T&R Bulletin 5-4…

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Accelerated development program focuses on entry-level drilling staff

Posted on 15 March 2013 in Drilling It Safely, News

PetroSkills has launched the Drilling Operations Accelerated Development Program, initially focusing on entry-level staff…

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