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Shell: Industry must enhance understanding of dynamic drops while not losing focus on static drops

Posted on 10 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Despite significant efforts by many drilling contractors and operators, the drilling industry still has a long way to go…

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Video: Anadarko’s “Eyes On” program reduces behavior-based spills

Posted on 09 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Anadarko Petroleum has launched a program called “Eyes On” in its Marcellus operations to reduce behavior-based spills caused by employee distraction and inattention…

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BSEE, BTS to launch voluntary, confidential near-miss reporting system

Posted on 09 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) are preparing to launch a voluntary and confidential…

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Wellness program aims to connect offshore workers’ home, work lifestyles

Posted on 09 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

The limited privacy and leisure time, as well as to exposure to noise and extreme temperatures, on offshore rigs create an environment where employees can become…

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Planning, assessor training essential to effective competency assurance programs

Posted on 06 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Extensive planning is the most crucial piece to implementing a successful competency assurance program, Mike Mathena, COO of RST Global Solutions, said on 4 February…

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Statoil appoints Eldar Sætre as new President and CEO

Posted on 04 February 2015 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil’s Board of Directors has appointed Eldar Sætre as its new President and CEO. Mr Sætre has been acting as President and CEO since October and assumes the role with immediate effect…

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US President Obama requests $204.7 million in 2016 for BSEE

Posted on 02 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is $204.7 million, providing robust support that will enable BSEE to keep pace…

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Marine Well Containment Company completes expanded containment system

Posted on 02 February 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) announced the completion and delivery of its expanded containment system, bolstering well containment capabilities…

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Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips advancing Paleogene discoveries in deepwater GOM

Posted on 30 January 2015 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Chevron and BP will collaborate with ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore leases in the northwest portion of Keathley Canyon…

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PetroQuip deploys BigFoot toe sleeve in Anadarko Basin

Posted on 29 January 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News

PetroQuip Energy Services successfully implemented its revolutionary toe sleeve, BigFoot, in a recent horizontal completion for an independent operator…

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