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DOI issues new regulations to improve offshore drilling safety

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) announced on 30 September two new rules that will toughen requirements for safety equipment, well control systems…

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Sharpe: Shell’s safety efforts zero in on dropped objects, land transport

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

Personal safety and well-related process safety were the core themes of the keynote address on the opening day…

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Behaviour-based safety panel: Leadership priorities, worker empowerment remain critical to HSE success

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

Setting the scene for the panel session on behaviour-based safety at the IADC Drilling HSE Europe Conference in…

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KOC: Massive rig start-up project is as much about people, training as it is about rigs

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has embarked on a major campaign to boost oil and gas output that involves the…

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Noble addresses recordable incidents rate through focus on human behaviours

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

The drilling sector is doing a lot better today than 40 or so years ago, but how does it build on that into the future…

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Third-party personnel on rigs: Who owns them?

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

A panel discussion held on the second day of the 2010 IADC Drilling HSE Europe Conference in Amsterdam this week – “Third Party Personnel…

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PSA delivers results of NSOAF multinational theme audit

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

A very high percentage of safety incidents in the North Sea are linked with lifting operations, according to Svein Anders Eriksson, discipline leader – logistics…

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PETEX now offers e-Learning and Video-on-Demand products

Posted on 27 September 2010 in News

The University of Texas – Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX) has launched new e-Learning and Video-on-Demand (VOD) products to offer instant access…

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Panelists: Natural gas needs louder voice among policymakers, general public

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Natural gas will play a critical role in the global energy mix for the coming decades, but industry must continue to…

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Open-hole multistage completions found to outperform cemented liners with plug-and-perf in Bakken study

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Open-hole multistage completions (OHMS) were found to outperform cemented liners with plug-and-perf…

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