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Approval delays, dispute on flow calculations stall shallow-water drilling permits

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

The staff of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) is being strained to…

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WellCAP designed to advance competency, BOEM officials told

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

IADC’s internationally recognized well-control training programs are designed to develop competency, IADC Director-Accreditation & Certification…

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Quote of the week

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

“There is no advantage to the moratorium for anyone.”
IADC President Lee Hunt, in an interview on CNBC Power Lunch, 25 August, 2010

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DC numbers

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

89: percentage of working Americans in industries with higher injury rates than oil and gas extraction. Only commercial banking, insurance carriers and certified public accountants fare better…

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Baker Hughes installs first ultra-temperature SAGD production systems

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

Baker Hughes reports that it has installed the world’s first ultra-temperature electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems…

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Texas ‘Rally for Jobs’ kicks off on 1 Sept: Houston rally starts at 11 at Brown Center

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

Three Rally for Jobs events are planned for 1 September across the Lone Star State. The events aim at…

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Technology acceptance a mixed bag, survey shows

Posted on 31 August 2010 in News

Technological acceptance is a mixed bag for our industry. For example, by more than six to one, registrants at the 2010 IADC Advanced Rig Technology…

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Shallow-water drilling workshop examines BOEM requirements

Posted on 13 August 2010 in News

IADC participated in a workshop on 12 August in Lafayette, La., held by Louisiana Lt. Governor Scott Angelle. The event was aimed at expediting…

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Noted oilfield analyst Matt Simmons dies suddenly

Posted on 10 August 2010 in News

Noted oilfield analyst and investment banker Matthew R Simmons, founder and former chairman of Simmons & Company International, died…

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BP names Mike Utsler its representative to Unified Area Command in New Orleans; Suttles returning to COO role in Houston

Posted on 06 August 2010 in News

BP announced on 6 Aug the appointment of Mike Utsler as BP’s lead representative in the Unified Area Command…

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