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Lessons from chemical industry: 3 keys to process automation

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Drilling Rigs & Automation, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

The integration of process and automation engineering in the chemical industry has led to increase in overall efficiency and shorter project times, Thomas Dieckhoff of Siemens explained…

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Lacy: Industry must address human factors as part of self-regulation

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Tracing the cause of major incidents in the drilling industry often leads to single-point human errors. Participating on a panel discussion titled “Are we doing enough as an…

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Chevron DSM Foundations program streamlines training process

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Companies across the industry are challenged to meet requirements for qualified personnel. To address this challenge, Chevron implemented the Drill Site Manager (DSM) Foundations program…

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Instrumentation, measurement and sensor integration challenge drilling systems automation

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

One of eight defined challenges of drilling systems automation is IMS – instrumentation, measurement and sensors. John Macpherson of Baker Hughes is leading the challenge group…

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Collaboration among operator, contractor, service company provides MPD functionality to drillship

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Exclusive Video, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

As operators face increasingly challenging reservoirs, conventional technologies are becoming inefficient in safely achieving well objectives on time and on budget. To address…

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IHS: Rising operating costs challenge outlook for offshore rig market

Posted on 25 June 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

The strength of dayrates for offshore rigs in recent years has attracted significant investment and a spate of orders for newbuilds – particularly premium jackups, Tom Kellock…

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‘Seamless’ approach needed to drive performance in unconventional field development

Posted on 25 June 2014 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

While advanced technologies have allowed the industry to drill farther and complete more stimulation stages in each wellbore, there is still room for improvement. Rustom Mody…

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OMV: Technology key to halving cost, doubling the number of wells drilled

Posted on 24 June 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

From operations onshore Romania to offshore New Zealand, challenges come in all shapes and sizes for OMV E&P, but the Austrian-based operator is…

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Maersk Drilling orders 20K BOP, risers for BP project

Posted on 24 June 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has ordered four BOPs and two risers from GE Oil and Gas that will be used in the Project 20K partnership with BP. The BOPs and risers will be delivered…

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IADC launches KSA Competencies online database

Posted on 24 June 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

IADC officially kicked off its the IADC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) Competencies Program last week at IADC World Drilling 2014 in Vienna. The goal of the project is to…

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