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New IADC project will enhance competency guidelines for drilling rig personnel

Posted on 04 June 2012 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC has announced a major drilling industry project to develop enhanced competency guidelines for rig personnel…

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Maersk orders ultra-harsh jackup for drilling in North Sea

Posted on 01 June 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has ordered a new ultra-harsh, high-specification jackup at Keppel FELS in Singapore backed by a four-year contract with Statoil…

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API to stop sending standards through ISO process

Posted on 25 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

In the early 1990s, the API and many of its members adopted the mantra of “Do it once, do it right, do it globally,” with the goal of …

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Salazar directs MWCC to deploy capping stack for exercise in GOM

Posted on 24 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has charged the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) with conducting a live drill this summer to deploy critical…

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Technology entrepreneurship redefining global energy game

Posted on 23 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

The ongoing technology boom that is reshaping the oil and gas industry and providing access to resources once deemed unattainable is also redefining the…

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Panel: US shale plays thrive as companies keep pace with technology, people challenges

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

US shale plays continue to buzz, impacting the way the industry is approaching unconventional plays and…

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Analyst: US rig count to drop by 3% or more in 2013

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

The idea of increasing global oil supply to match global oil demand once seemed out of reach. However, the tables have turned, and the industry’s…

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Emerging plays spark growth in onshore drilling

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

A panel session of three speakers from Statoil, Marathon Oil and Devon Energy Corp discussed activities and trends in US shale plays where they…

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Empowered crews enhance well control competency

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Onshore Advances

To learn from the past and improve well control competency at the wellsite, the industry needs to reemphasize the…

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Dietswell channels drilling expertise into rig design, auditing

Posted on 22 May 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Global and Regional Markets, News, Videos

Jean-Claude Bourdon, founder and executive vice president of Dietswell, recently talked with Drilling Contractor publisher/editor Mike Killalea…

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