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Exclusive video: Process safety should not be an HSE function?

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Vivek Bhatnagar, director of Phillip Townsend Associates, spoke with DC publisher/editor Mike Killalea at the 2012 IADC Drilling HSE Europe…

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Subsea Well Response Project intervention system nears completion

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The first equipment under development with the Subsea Well Response Project are due to be completed by the end of this year…

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OGP recommendations to focus on industry well control training

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

A workgroup under the OGP Wells Expert Committee is nearing the launch of a set of recommendations to enhance well control training…

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Dynamic risk assessment: Helping employees ‘stay in the moment’ to take right action at right time

Posted on 02 October 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, News, November/December

Humans are not great at noticing change around us. “We don’t notice that gradual progression of change, and we certainly…

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New solids control technology brings ‘pitless’ drilling to wireline coring operations

Posted on 02 October 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Halliburton’s Baroid Industrial Drilling Products division is seeing global deployment of its solids control…

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Transocean newbuild drillships win decade-long contracts from Shell

Posted on 02 October 2012 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Shell has awarded Transocean with 10-year contracts for four newbuild dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships…

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Atwood Oceanics secures contract for the Atwood Advantage drillship

Posted on 27 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Atwood Oceanics has secured a drilling services contract for the Atwood Advantage by a subsidiary of Noble Energy for a program commencing in the Mediterranean…

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Seadrill orders ultra-deepwater drillship for delivery in 2014

Posted on 24 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill has ordered an ultra-deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung yard in South Korea. The project value is estimated to be around US $600 million…

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Petrobras signs subsea wellhead contract worth nearly US $1.1 billion

Posted on 18 September 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News

Petrobras has signed the world’s largest subsea wellhead contract, worth nearly US $1.1 billion, with GE Oil and Gas…

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Sustaining the license to drill: It’s not a game!

Posted on 17 September 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, September/October

In summer 2011 offshore Greenland, in an attempt to halt Arctic exploration, Greenpeace activists scaled a semisubmersible rig large enough to drill in more than 8,000 ft of water. This, despite a court injunction and the risk of jail time and significant fines for the activists….

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