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Industry leaders find value in formal auditing, competency management

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

Two drilling contractors presented the formal auditing system and competence management system they have…

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Companies utilize diverse strategies for assessing, managing risks

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

Industry leaders participating in a panel session at the IADC Drilling HSE Asia Pacific 2011 Conference & Exhibition…

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Ensco working to redirect focus from STOP cards to conversations

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

A modified Safety Training Observation Program (STOP) being used at Ensco had led to a “frenzy to produce cards,” when the focus should have been…

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BOEMRE issues additional guidance for offshore drilling

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) this week issued additional guidance summarizing and…

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Alpha Star semi delivered to Brazil’s Queiroz Galvão

Posted on 29 March 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

Keppel FELS has delivered the Alpha Star, the second of two DSS 38 semisubmersible rigs, to Brazil’s Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG)…

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Shape memory polymer sand control system morphs to fill annular space

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

Baker Hughes’ new GeoFORM sand management system, commercially launched this month, is being referred…

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Wireless downhole reservoir testing system designed for land operations

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

Schlumberger has released its new EnACT wireless downhole reservoir testing system for land operations…

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March/April 2011 issue of Drilling Contractor now available online!

Posted on 23 March 2011 in News

The March/April 2011 issue of Drilling Contractor features topics such as Innovating While Drilling, Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced…

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Vitter: Salazar, Bromwich giving inexcusably inconsistent information on permit applications

Posted on 17 March 2011 in News

Sen. David Vitter (D-La.) expressed his “deep frustration” this week with the administration’s misrepresentation of the…

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Weatherford to build process modules for MWCC tankers

Posted on 16 March 2011 in News

The Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) awarded Weatherford International a contract for the design and construction of the topsides…

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