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Unconventional liquids-rich plays feature unique characteristics, challenges

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

As the pricing differential between oil and natural gas has widened, operators are increasingly applying the…

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STMZ frac-pack completion system proves value in ultra-deepwater GOM

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

A three-zone single-trip multi-zone frac-pack completion system was deployed successfully in the Lower Tertiary…

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5 lessons on invention vs innovation to move industry forward

Posted on 07 December 2011 in News

Innovation and invention might sometimes be mistaken as synonyms, but one means making changes to something…

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Lapin advocates leading by character instead of competence

Posted on 05 December 2011 in News

In an industry that is governed by stringent rules and regulations, leaders often turn to human competence as a way to lead…

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Petronas VP calls for more service providers, equipment in Asia Pacific to develop unconventional, ultra-deepwater resources

Posted on 29 November 2011 in News

Finding suitable rigs in the Asia Pacific for deepwater drilling programs remains a difficult task. Even more deficient is…

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Talent management, borderless careers among industry tactics for personnel development

Posted on 29 November 2011 in News

From managing talent to managing generational gaps to offering “borderless” careers, companies in the oil and gas…

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Industry veterans urged to pass on more tacit knowledge to younger generation

Posted on 29 November 2011 in News

There’s a lot of concern in the industry over the imminent loss of an older-generation of employees as they begin to retire…

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3 steps to bridging the competency gap for HSE risk management professionals

Posted on 29 November 2011 in News

The drilling industry is placing increasing demands on HSE risk management professionals, yet training and education are not keeping pace…

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Deloitte: Despite low prices, shale gas stands as game-changer for US energy producers

Posted on 29 November 2011 in News

Favorable pricing and American ingenuity triggered the shale gas revolution, and those forces will drive a resurgence in the future…

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Baker Hughes launches portable water treatment, waste recycling facilities

Posted on 29 November 2011 in News

Baker Hughes has introduced two new mobile services to provide convenient water treatment and drilling waste…

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