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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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ART Technology Value Guide online for review

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

A draft of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee’s Technology Value Guide is now available for review and comment online…

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‘Industry Day’ seeks improvements to HSEQ, efficiency

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

An “Industry Day” held in Noorwijk, the Netherlands, on 27 November by the Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration Production Association (NOGEPA)…

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