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BP pushes drilling reforms based on Macondo learnings

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Speaking at the GE Oil & Gas Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy, on 1 February, BP senior vice president Kent Wells detailed drilling safety…

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Ralls: Industry safety culture is not complacent

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Although the explosive loss of the Macondo well could have been prevented, the event does not point to such systematic failures in risk management…

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Saltiel: A new safety language is on the horizon

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Safety management in offshore drilling is moving beyond total recorded incidence rates to encompass a new lexicon of industry safety, said Rob Saltiel…

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Transocean reduces handling risks with hands-free campaign

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Since shifting to a hands-free culture and instituting a divisional impact-resistant glove procedure in Transocean’s Far East operations, there have been 21…

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Operators look for continuous improvement in safety, environment management

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

An operator panel discussion at the IADC Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference, 1-2 February in…

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H&P to build 8 new FlexRigs to drill onshore US

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Helmerich & Payne has signed contracts to build and operate eight new FlexRigs. These rigs will be built and operated in the US under multi-year term contracts…

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New Halliburton software simplifies well reviews

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Seeing the big picture in order to make better decisions is key to successful production optimization. Halliburton recently launched the first edition of its Well…

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Anadarko makes discovery in Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin

Posted on 08 February 2011 in News

Anadarko Petroleum’s Tubarao discovery well off the coast of Mozambique has encountered more than 110 net ft (34 meters) of natural gas pay and no water in…

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Ensco to acquire Pride International in $7.3 billion deal

Posted on 07 February 2011 in News

Ensco plc will acquire Pride International for $7.3 billion. Ensco and Pride have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ensco will…

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New Schlumberger SonicScope 475 service delivers compressional and shear data in all environments

Posted on 03 February 2011 in News

Schlumberger has released the SonicScope* 475 multipole sonic-while-drilling service, a new logging-while-drilling…

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