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Salazar Names Members of Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee to Guide Oil and Gas Regulatory Program Reform: Noble’s Don Jacobsen represents drilling industry

Posted on 11 March 2011 in News

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of…

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Noble’s Robertson to head up 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference

Posted on 04 March 2011 in News

Julie Robertson, executive vice president of Noble Corp, was announced on 3 March as chairperson of the 2012 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference…

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Shell pushes for more testing of rotating control devices

Posted on 04 March 2011 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

“I think there’s going to be a lot of testing and a new wave of development of rotating control heads,” David Elliott of Shell said during a presentation at the…

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To get better at getting better: Industry leaders discuss leadership, reliability, personal/process safety

Posted on 04 March 2011 in News

Does the industry need to get better at getting better? The answer, according to panelists at the 3 March plenary…

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Stick-slip mitigation workshop results presented at Drilling Conference

Posted on 04 March 2011 in News

An IADC workshop dedicated to stick-slip mitigation concluded that there is no single silver bullet among…

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Offshore California well pushes extended-reach drilling capabilities

Posted on 04 March 2011 in News

About 20 miles from the ecologically sensitive Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary offshore California are three oil and gas fields…

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Case history: Rapid-setting fluid technology successfully applied in deepwater

Posted on 04 March 2011 in News

A heat-activated, rigid rapid fluid treatment was used to return full circulation and successfully increase the…

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Drilling Conference plenary: Frontier challenges depend on perspective

Posted on 03 March 2011 in News

Our industry is characterized by its frontier aspects. Yet today there are non-obvious aspects to what are deemed…

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Shell puts resources to work to improve well delivery times, accelerate learning curves

Posted on 03 March 2011 in News

The use of optimization engineers and performance-optimizing technologies such as root-cause failure…

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Thorogood receives 2011 SPE Drilling Engineering Award

Posted on 03 March 2011 in News

John Thorogood received the 2011 SPE Drilling Engineering Award on 2 March at the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference in Amsterdam. The award recognizes…

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