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Survey highlights need for best practices in using composite plugs

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

“A key to increasing US natural gas production has been advances in hydraulic fracturing technologies, enabling exploitation of the country’s…

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Hybrid coiled-tubing system offers stimulation option for extended-reach wells

Posted on 12 April 2011 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News

A new hybrid coiled-tubing (CT) system is enabling the efficient use of CT in extended-reach wells…

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Multi-stage coiled-tubing frac sleeve offers alternative to ball drop systems

Posted on 12 April 2011 in News

Operators are taking advantage of capabilities of alternative completions systems, according to John Ravensbergen…

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Ninth deepwater well approved by BOEMRE

Posted on 07 April 2011 in News

Murphy had a rig on location when drilling preparation activities were halted due to the temporary drilling suspensions imposed following the Deepwater…

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Chevron’s Shellebarger urges leaders to make safety a personal responsibility

Posted on 29 March 2011 in News

The industry must make achieving zero injuries a personal objective in the workplace if we are to ever reach this…

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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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