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GustoMSC, Shell, Frontier await completion of newbuild drillships using surface BOP technology

Posted on 07 May 2010 in News, OTC

GustoMSC’s “Bully” series newbuild drillship designs integrating surface BOP and subsea BOP operations will come to fruition in mid-2010…

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Four North Sea regulators offer views on well control

Posted on 15 April 2010 in News

It is rare that the regulatory agencies from the North Sea’s four leading hydrocarbon producers get together, but this is exactly what the IADC achieved on…

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Expert panel addresses key issues in well control

Posted on 15 April 2010 in News

Four distinguished speakers set out the case for uniform well control guidelines on day two of the IADC’s 2010 Well Control Europe Conference & Exhibition…

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Abandonment takes critical planning, risk managment

Posted on 15 April 2010 in News

Rigorous risk management and planning are vital to the successful, safe execution of complex well abandonment projects…

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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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