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Exclusive interview with 2010 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference chairman Bob Bloom

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

“Tomorrow’s workplace: the essential ingredients” is the theme of this years 2010 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference…

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How do you view technology? Are you a ‘Why?’ or a ‘Why not?’

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

“Some men see things as they are and ask why? I dream things that never were and ask why not?” Citing this JFK quote during his presentation during the…

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Petitions target Chinese OCTG, drill pipe in US

Posted on 03 February 2010 in News

The United Steelworkers Union, joined by several US producers of drill pipe, have filed antidumping and countervailing…

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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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