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Water-less fracturing among innovations for shale development

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

Economic recovery of gas from shale deposits requires the use of not only innovative completion technologies but also the use of manufacturing processes…

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Shale drilling: paradox of public perception

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

There is a paradox in the way general public views the oil and gas industry, a study of two counties within the Barnett Shale found. Although the public…

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Wood Mackenzie report: Majors’ exposure to unconventional gas still relatively small

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

The majors have recognized the potential of unconventional gas plays as a growth option, evident in recent…

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Industry poised for paradigm shift in exploration measurement, data interaction

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

“It used to be that technology followed the business, but for future profitability the industry will need to be driven by…

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US to issue anti-dumping, countervailing orders on Chinese drill pipe

Posted on 22 February 2011 in News

The US Department of Commerce is set to issue anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders on imports…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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