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Maersk Drilling uses 3-step approach to build process safety management framework

Posted on 07 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

The industry agrees that process safety is important, yet it can’t seem to really agree on what process safety actually means for drilling. Mark Campbell-Howes, Head of…

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Due diligence assessments, user friendly documentation critical to keeping employees safe in high-risk areas

Posted on 07 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

As the drilling industry increasingly moves into high-risk and remote operating areas, companies must take strategic steps to protect their employees. With 17 rigs…

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BP looks to self-verification to strengthen procedural discipline

Posted on 07 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Rules and procedures are present on every drilling rig, but how do you know if those rules and procedures are rigorously followed? To simply assume they’re being…

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Transocean’s Newman: Collaboration will take industry from good to great

Posted on 06 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Amid a backdrop of softening rig demand as a significant number of new rigs enter the market, the drilling industry must take steps today to prepare for tomorrow’s…

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Petrobas makes gas discovery at Espírito Santo Basin

Posted on 06 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has discovered new gas accumulation at Espírito Santo Basin post-salt. The discovery took place while drilling the 3-BRSA-1259-ESS/3-ESS-222 well…

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Baker Hughes implements full chemical disclosure for fracturing operations

Posted on 02 October 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Baker Hughes has implemented a new policy of disclosing 100% of the chemistry contained within its hydraulic fracturing fluid systems…

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Drillmec automated rig, drilling package designed to ensure safety, increase efficiency

Posted on 01 October 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances

Drillmec has designed an automated drilling rig – AHEAD, Advanced Hydraulic Electrical Automated Driller – that reduces the rig footprint by approximately 50%…

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Noble Energy to resume exploration drilling offshore Falkland Islands

Posted on 01 October 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Energy plans to resume exploration drilling in the Falkland Islands in 2015, following the acquisition and evaluation of an extensive 3D seismic program…

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Video: Schlumberger mapping-while-drilling service expands view around wellbore

Posted on 01 October 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

GeoSphere, Schlumberger’s new reservoir mapping-while-drilling service, optimizes well placement operations and steering capabilities with deep-directional…

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Statoil, Shell and Sonatrach to test shale acreage in Algeria

Posted on 30 September 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances

Statoil and Shell were awarded the Timissit Permit License in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore Algeria. The license is in southeastern Algeria and covers an area of 2,730 sq km…

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