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To avoid ‘extinction’ in changing times, industry must enhance management of personnel competency

Posted on 13 December 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

The industry’s days of simply finding an able body to fill vacant shoes in the work force are long gone…

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DOE report: US economy would benefit from exporting LNG

Posted on 12 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The US is projected to gain net economic benefits from allowing liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports…

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DC wins BMA Lantern Award for best original photography

Posted on 06 December 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

Drilling Contractor won a prestigious Lantern Award from the Houston Chapter of the Business Marketing Association…

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VAM USA to double technology center capabilities

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

In response to customer requests for new, innovative products and the qualification of existing product lines to new standards…

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Ferus uses LNG to fuel well stimulation project in Eagle Ford

Posted on 30 November 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Ferus has successfully completed one of the first hydraulic fracturing operations utilizing LNG as engine fuel in North America…

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Exclusive video: DC tours Maersk’s MOSAIC II simulator training complex

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

In a special extended webcast, IADC managing editor Linda Hsieh tours the recently inaugurated…

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Proposed study aims to analyze environmental impact of onshore drilling

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News

To illustrate how, and ultimately if, oil and gas extraction onshore can occur without impacting the environment…

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Petrofac Houston training center focuses on emergency management

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrofac’s Houston training center has relocated to a new 7,000-sq-ft facility, adding about 34% additional…

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McMoRan production testing subsalt Davy Jones No. 1 well in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

McMoRan Exploration’s Davy Jones No. 1 production test is in progress on South Marsh Island Block 230…

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Seneca/Ensign rigs switch to LNG for power in Marcellus

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Seneca Resources Corp and Ensign Drilling have installed two GE gas engines to power the first LNG-fueled drilling rigs…

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