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Industry safety statistics improve in 2011, IADC statistics show

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The drilling industry is actively working to enhance its safety performance and has strong results to show for it, Joe Hurt, IADC regional VP North America…

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Former IADC president to join panel on US-Cuba cooperation on offshore E&P, spill prevention

Posted on 08 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC’s former president, Dr Lee Hunt, will join a panel of industry leaders and experts in a discussion about the…

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Reliability-centered maintenance program reduces downtime, results in 63% ROI

Posted on 07 May 2012 in News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Although a combination of people, processes and assets has driven significant strides in safety in the industry, efforts…

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Panel: Companies look to creative solutions to meet labor needs in deepwater

Posted on 07 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Employing a fresh pool of talented people to meet the industry’s increasing labor demands is part of industry’s…

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Halliburton launches low ECD solution to enhance reservoir access

Posted on 30 April 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News

Halliburton unveiled today at the 2012 OTC a package of technologies aimed at helping operators access…

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Malaysian Pavilion inaugurated at OTC

Posted on 30 April 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The Malaysia External Trade Development Corp celebrated the inaugural opening of the international Malaysian Pavilion, booth 11909, at OTC…

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Deepwater demands require upgrade in surface, downhole technologies alongside industry collaboration

Posted on 25 April 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Deepwater drilling in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is pushing limits with depths around 34,000 ft…

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Dashboard concept aims to facilitate diagnostics, decision-making on BOPs

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, The Efficient Rig

As every motorist knows, a vehicle’s dashboard is an important interface that alerts the driver of real-time changes regarding certain car engine “health” metrics and alerts…

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Are we laggards in technology adoption?

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Departments, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, May/June

By Mike Killalea, editor & publisher We pride ourselves on innovation, but are actually laggards at technology adoption. “The oil and gas industry tends to have a technology adoption cycle of roughly 30 years from concept to 50% market penetration,” remarked Dustin Torkay, Seadrill, IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee vice chairman-Future Technology, adding that […]

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Well depth extended in geothermal project using controlled pressure drilling

Posted on 24 April 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, May/June, Onshore Advances

Wells in the Kirchweidach geothermal project in Bavaria, Germany, and other offset wells in the area have faced problems such as severe mud losses and…

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