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Well intervention simulator tops off Shell’s new advanced well control course

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News

Shell is raising its well control standards and hopes to be an example for the industry to follow. Last week, the…

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En route to ‘goal zero,’ Sharpe believes well intervention simulator will help Shell reach higher level of competence

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Drilling It Safely, News

The industry strives to better its safety performance and to eliminate HSE incidents. Statistics are promising and…

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Proposed JIP aims to define next generation of MWD directional tools in well-placement applications

Posted on 13 December 2011 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Directional MWD tools have seen few major improvements in the last 35 years, but a proposed Drilling Engineering…

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PwC: International investment in US shale plays surge, drive M&A activity

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

Investments in US shale plays by companies worldwide are shaping the merger and acquisition (M&A) environment…

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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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