Archive | News

BP pushes drilling reforms based on Macondo learnings

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Speaking at the GE Oil & Gas Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy, on 1 February, BP senior vice president Kent Wells detailed drilling safety…

PrintFriendlyShare This

Comments (0)

Ralls: Industry safety culture is not complacent

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Although the explosive loss of the Macondo well could have been prevented, the event does not point to such systematic failures in risk management…

Comments (0)

Saltiel: A new safety language is on the horizon

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Safety management in offshore drilling is moving beyond total recorded incidence rates to encompass a new lexicon of industry safety, said Rob Saltiel…

Comments (2)

Transocean reduces handling risks with hands-free campaign

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Since shifting to a hands-free culture and instituting a divisional impact-resistant glove procedure in Transocean’s Far East operations, there have been 21…

Comments (1)

Operators look for continuous improvement in safety, environment management

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

An operator panel discussion at the IADC Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference, 1-2 February in…

Comments (0)

H&P to build 8 new FlexRigs to drill onshore US

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Helmerich & Payne has signed contracts to build and operate eight new FlexRigs. These rigs will be built and operated in the US under multi-year term contracts…

Comments (0)

New Halliburton software simplifies well reviews

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Seeing the big picture in order to make better decisions is key to successful production optimization. Halliburton recently launched the first edition of its Well…

Comments (0)

Anadarko makes discovery in Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Anadarko Petroleum’s Tubarao discovery well off the coast of Mozambique has encountered more than 110 net ft (34 meters) of natural gas pay and no water in…

Comments (0)

Ensco to acquire Pride International in $7.3 billion deal

Posted on 07 February 2011 in News

Ensco plc will acquire Pride International for $7.3 billion. Ensco and Pride have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ensco will…

Comments (0)

New Schlumberger SonicScope 475 service delivers compressional and shear data in all environments

Posted on 03 February 2011 in News

Schlumberger has released the SonicScope* 475 multipole sonic-while-drilling service, a new logging-while-drilling…

Comments (0)

Recent Drilling News

  • 02 September 2014

    FMC vocational technical training recognizes importance of non-technical skills

    The oilfield service business is a people business, and when you deal with human beings, there are no absolutes. In the world of vocational technical training, this means...

  • 28 August 2014

    DNV GL launches interactive Arctic risk map

    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...

  • 27 August 2014

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

    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...

  • 27 August 2014

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

    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...

  • 27 August 2014

    Case study from mining: Image-driven safety campaign removes communication barriers

    In the world of process safety, people, equipment, the environment and reputation are some of industry’s greatest assets, Marlane Kayfes, Senior Technical Writer...

  • Read more news

    FEATURED MICROSITES