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Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. So the saying goes, but Ensco chairman, president and CEO Dan Rabun challenges the notion of maintaining the status quo. Doing something one way simply because “it’s the way we’ve always done it” doesn’t necessarily produce the best results…

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The Arctic: Confronting the cold, hard truths about the last frontier

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, Global and Regional Markets, January/February

Possibilities of untapped resources entice, but barriers to E&P in this remote, harsh frontier remain significant. The bounty of resources that lie beneath the icy region…

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2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference: Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions and 13 e-poster sessions

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions and 13 e-poster sessions…

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Expandables to the rescue in shale refracs, trouble zones, long-reach wells

Posted on 13 January 2012 in 2012, Completing the Well, Features, January/February

While they are hardly new on the oil and gas completion front, expandable technologies are coming of age when highly deviated, mature and depleted wells are the norm…

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Outlook 2012: Despite recession fears, industry on track for promising-to-bullish year

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Amid macro-economic uncertainty and market volatility, analysts are putting the industry on a promising-to-bullish track for 2012 as oil prices remain solid, rig counts rise…

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Mediterranean drilling looks to promising recovery on the horizon

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Features, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and Asia, the Mediterranean is a microcosm of how geopolitical and economic events can impact oil and gas recovery…

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SEMS rule marks new beginning in environmental, safety practices

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Features, November/December, Videos

Facing an impending deadline, companies from all corners of the industry capitalized on an unprecedented opportunity to help themselves reach a shared goal…

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Annual General Meeting Special: IADC 2011– operations summary

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

IADC is coordinating a lobbying strategy in response to US House legislation introduced in September 2011 at the behest of the Jones Act Coalition…

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Annual General Meeting Special: Post-Macondo efforts extensive, ongoing

Posted on 08 November 2011 in 2011, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

Over the past year, IADC continued to work with regulatory and industry groups from the US and around the world, to get the global drilling industry back on track…

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Biofluids: Combining environmental responsibility, performance

Posted on 21 September 2011 in 2011, Drilling It Safely, Features, September/October

More than 250 types of lubricants are used in daily offshore rig operations in appreciable volumes, including engine oils, hydraulic fluids, thruster fluids …

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