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Targeting failure: Shell team gets to root causes to reduce NPT

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

Shell has been able to reduce its total drilling time by 50% and its nonproductive cost by 66% since establishing…

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New swellable system seals microannular voids, centralizes pipe

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

Weatherford International launched its Micro-Seal system, designed to isolate microannulus pressure and avoid…

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Well planning system updated for Chinese, Russian users

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

Paradigm launched the 2009.1 release of its Sysdrill well planning system on 2 February at the 2010 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans that provides comprehensive Chinese and Russian translations. …

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Panel: Ensuring competency isn’t a paper exercise – it’s the future

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

Competency isn’t just an industry buzz word; it’s the reality of our future. More and more companies are implementing competency programs…

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Exclusive video: Great Wall Drilling’s strategy on global expansion

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

In an exclusive video shot during a recent trip to China, DC publisher and editor Mike Killalea details…

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At ExxonMobil, it’s not about the numbers; it’s about nobody getting hurt

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

“Nobody gets hurt” is ExxonMobil’s motto on employee safety. Called “a journey towards hurt free,” Mike Smith, global…

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ENSCO’s Rabun: Safety is just good business

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

Especially in a constantly evolving industry like ours, companies must focus on the basics when thinking about HSE and training. “Please don’t let this be…

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Safety can’t be a priority; it must be a value

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

In the real world, safety isn’t our number one priority, said James Thatcher, EnCana Oil & Gas team lead, EH&S. The first priority is and always will be…

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Don’t think it could ever happen to you? Neither did this rig manager

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

To cause a ripple is to ignite a series of events or actions that, without interference, can alter what a person identifies as reality…

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Software: Out of sight, out of mind?

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

On the majority of drilling rigs today, “software” remains a largely invisible element of our operations that is out of sight, out of mind…

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