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Completing HPHT wells arguably tougher than drilling them, FMC’s Skeels says

Posted on 15 April 2010 in News

HPHT wells are challenging to drill and, arguably, even more of a problem when it comes to their completion, according…

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Simulators vital to earning well-control competency

Posted on 15 April 2010 in News

Drilling simulators can play an important and cost effective role in training for managed pressure drilling, according to Jim Borthwick of KCA Deutag Drilling…

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DNV seeks recertification of well-control equipment

Posted on 15 April 2010 in News

In its quest for an even safer upstream oil & gas industry, certification body DNV wants recertification of blow out preventers and other well pressure control equipment used for drilling, completion…

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In memoriam: Edward ‘Coots’ Matthews

Posted on 15 April 2010 in News

Edward ‘Coots’ Matthews, co-founder of Boots & Coots passed away March 31. He was 86 years old. “Boots & Coots recently celebrated its thirtieth anniversary, and we owe a tremendous debt…

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Ample drilling opportunities enhance Asia Pacific market potential

Posted on 25 March 2010 in News

With 32% of the world’s offshore rig count, Asia Pacific is the most active offshore region in the world…

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Structure, process, procedures won’t replace behaviors, values and beliefs when it comes to safety

Posted on 25 March 2010 in News

Southeast Asia is also a collective society where people have an economic need to stay safe. Face is also important…

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Today’s multicultural rig crews demand understanding, respect

Posted on 25 March 2010 in News

Understanding and respect were the main themes highlighted during a panel session at the 2010 IADC Drilling HSE Asia Pacific Conference…

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No easy resolution in sight for jackups’ oversupply headache

Posted on 24 March 2010 in News

Yes, the industry has once again overbuilt its jackup supply, said Gavin Strachan, ODS-Petrodata, at the 2010 IADC Drilling HSE Asia Pacific Conference…

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New land rig design targets fast-moving shale drilling

Posted on 24 March 2010 in News

“Innovation in Motion” is the motto paired with Global Energy Services’ new drilling system, the Ultra. With advancements such as using hydraulic…

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Central Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale results show positive outlook for deepwater

Posted on 24 March 2010 in News

Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 213, held 17 March in New Orleans by the US Minerals Management Service (MMS), attracted 77 companies that submitted 642 bids on 468 tracts…

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