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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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People & Company News

Posted on 28 January 2010 in News

On 17 December, CROSCO Integrated Drilling & Well Services’ joint venture company Midwesco achieved 10 years of slickline services in Oman without a lost-time incident (LTI)…

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ExxonMobil/XTO deal augurs strong promise for natural gas

Posted on 14 December 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

ExxonMobil Corp and XTO Energy Inc announced on 14 December, 2009, an all-stock transaction valued at $41 billion. The acquisition agreement, which…

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Rob Saltiel to succeed John Irwin as Atwood Oceanics Pres/CEO

Posted on 14 December 2009 in News

Atwood Oceanics Inc announced that Robert J Saltiel will succeed as President and CEO John R Irwin, who retired on 14 December…

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Reliable expandable connections: Exclusive video

Posted on 08 December 2009 in Completing the Well, Innovating While Drilling, News

Expandables represent one of the most talked-about and hailed technologies in the drilling and completion arsenal, ever since their introduction by Shell…

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Chukchi Sea drilling plan gets conditional OK

Posted on 08 December 2009 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The US Minerals Management Service (MMS) has conditionally approved Shell Gulf of Mexico’s plan to drill three exploratory, information-gathering wells…

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