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Drilling the distance

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Features, Innovating While Drilling, Onshore Advances, September/October

The drill site has physically evolved with the advent of horizontal drilling and multiwell pads. No longer is a rig confined to drilling a single well before having to rig down, move to another location and rig up again…

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Uncertainty reigns in new regime for risk, contract management

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

As one of the oil and gas industry’s best-loved terms, “game-changer” ranks near the top of the list, typically signifying development of step-change technology…

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Verification of rig power systems critical in software testing

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, September/October

In offshore dynamically positioned (DP) drilling operations, power, thrusters and other systems are below deck and often out of sight…

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‘Additional insured’ coverage scope still evolving, still unclear

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

While many policyholders may be consoled by the notion that additional insured coverage will be judged from the terms of an underlying service contract…

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Good well design helps mitigate solids settling in cuttings re-injection

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, Drilling It Safely, September/October

Attention has been drawn to the practice of cuttings re-injection as an environmentally friendly technique for the drill cuttings and waste disposal…

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Human factors: the next safety frontier

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Drilling It Safely, Features, September/October

The average adult brain weighs only 3 lb and measures just 15 cm long. But an astonishing level of complexity is contained within that belies its physical size…

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Nurturing growth in Africa

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Features, Global and Regional Markets, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Come nightfall, the majority of people in sub-Saharan Africa are left in the dark. Nearly 600 million people – approximately 70% of the sub-Saharan Africa population – are without electricity, according to the World Health Organization and International Energy Agency…

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DNV GL launches interactive Arctic risk map

Posted on 28 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News

DNV GL has developed an interactive Arctic Risk Map to present the risks associated with offshore and maritime activities in the Arctic. The map aims to provide stakeholders…

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Video: Aviation safety program encourages employees to voluntarily report safety issues

Posted on 27 August 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, News

Since 2009, there have been no passenger fatalities on domestic airlines in the US, Ronny “Ronoo” Monsour, VP of Sales for Check-6, said. Mr Monsour also a pilot for…

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Vestigo Petroleum plans ‘manufacturing approach’ to marginal fields offshore Malaysia

Posted on 27 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Vestigo Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian NOC Petronas Carigali, is about to put a tender out for its first rig on a first drilling program offshore…

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