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Industry LTI rate falls to record-low 0.34 in 2011, ISP data shows

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

The drilling industry’s worldwide lost-time incidence (LTI) rate dropped to a record low of 0.34 in 2011, an 11% improvement over the rate of 0.38 in 2010…

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Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

IADC has submitted comments to the New Zealand Department of Labour commenting on its review of the Health and Safety in Employment (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations of 1999…

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OCS safe lifting group: New incident-reporting format to aid analysis

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

The overall number of incidents and injuries on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in 2011 associated with lifting has remained fairly flat compared with 2010 data…

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Perspectives: Anthony Zacniewski, Bandera Drilling – Passion to protect people drives safety goal

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Exclusive Video, July/August, Videos

The transition from patrolling highways to roughnecking in oilfields sparked a culture shock when…

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Drilling Ahead: Safety – Collaboration, not confrontation

Posted on 16 July 2012 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

Against the changing backdrop of E&P regulation in the post-Macondo world and with shales capturing a skeptical public eye, we must as an industry unite on basic principles of governance and self-regulation. If industry is to sustain its license to drill and produce, it’s critical to collaborate and confront tough realities…

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Departments, July/August

A Central Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale held in June attracted more than $1.7 billion in high bids for tracts on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. A total of 56 offshore energy companies submitted 593 bids on 454 tracts covering more than 2.4 billion acres, the US Interior Department announced…

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Raising the bar for global safety, competency

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Drilling It Safely, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August

IADC has kicked off an ambitious project to develop worldwide competency guidelines for virtually all rig positions, with a priority on safety-critical positions with well control responsibilities. The guidelines, to be built upon IADC’s Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) templates, aim to provide tools…

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Low-ECD fluid facilitates deepwater, high-angle GOM well

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Modern wellbore design continues to become more complex. Many wells designed today, especially deepwater wells, contain significant challenges to effective wellbore…

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Dual-gradient system evaluation highlights key high-risk issues

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Offshore Frontier

This article provides an overview of the studied DGD system and equipment, as well as a hazard identification and risk assessment methodology…

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Advanced oil-based, synthetic muds enable deeper, hotter wells

Posted on 16 July 2012 in 2012, Innovating While Drilling, July/August

Beyond the hardware required for today’s complex wells and state-of-the-art drilling and completion systems, advanced fluid technologies are keeping pace…

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