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KOC: Massive rig start-up project is as much about people, training as it is about rigs

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has embarked on a major campaign to boost oil and gas output that involves the…

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Noble addresses recordable incidents rate through focus on human behaviours

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

The drilling sector is doing a lot better today than 40 or so years ago, but how does it build on that into the future…

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Third-party personnel on rigs: Who owns them?

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

A panel discussion held on the second day of the 2010 IADC Drilling HSE Europe Conference in Amsterdam this week – “Third Party Personnel…

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PSA delivers results of NSOAF multinational theme audit

Posted on 01 October 2010 in News

A very high percentage of safety incidents in the North Sea are linked with lifting operations, according to Svein Anders Eriksson, discipline leader – logistics…

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PETEX now offers e-Learning and Video-on-Demand products

Posted on 27 September 2010 in News

The University of Texas – Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX) has launched new e-Learning and Video-on-Demand (VOD) products to offer instant access…

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Panelists: Natural gas needs louder voice among policymakers, general public

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Natural gas will play a critical role in the global energy mix for the coming decades, but industry must continue to…

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Open-hole multistage completions found to outperform cemented liners with plug-and-perf in Bakken study

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Open-hole multistage completions (OHMS) were found to outperform cemented liners with plug-and-perf…

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Subsea drilling-with-casing system, RFID-controlled drilling reamer unveiled

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Weatherford International unveiled two technologies this week at the SPE Annual Technical Conference…

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GOM-approved system helps restore surface control to subsurface safety valves

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Baker Hughes has commercialized its Reconnect technology, the company announced at a news conference on…

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New completion technology reduces degradation of near-wellbore area

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

UK-based Darcy Technologies launched a new completion technology this week at the SPE Annual Technical…

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