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Shell simulator program addresses individuals’ capacity for high-stress environments

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Training is key to ensuring personnel are capable of performing their jobs and know how to respond during unplanned events. “But what about capacity?”…

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IADC’s Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter addresses safety, local content issues

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

IADC’s Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter (SAPC) has expanded its reach in the last year with subcommittees to address regional challenges, such as competency…

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BP’s Krieger: Continued collaboration in people, equipment and processes key to enhancing well control

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

The industry has taken significant actions to enhance well control. Now, it must continue that momentum to further advance these…

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Eni completes production test on Minsala Marine 1 exploration well offshore Congo

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has successfully completed the production test on the Minsala Marine 1 NFW, located in the Marine XII Block offshore Congo, 35 km from the shoreline and 12 km…

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Case study: Automatic kick control reduces kick size, time to establish control of well

Posted on 10 December 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

The International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS) evaluated two well control procedures using pressure-while-drilling (PWD) technology…

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Advanced simulators lead latest developments in training, enhance decision-making process

Posted on 10 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Diamond Offshore Drilling’s Ocean Technology Center is home to three full-size drilling simulators, one crane simulator, one ballast-control simulator…

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IADC, IOGP collaborate to address human factors, improve BOP performance

Posted on 10 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

IADC and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) have joined forces to enhance well control training and to collect BOP performance data…

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Eni begins oil production at West Hub Development offshore Angola

Posted on 09 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Eni has started production of first oil from the West Hub Development Project in Block 15/06 offshore Angola, approximately 350 km northwest of Luanda and 130 km west of Soyo. The field is currently producing…

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Former CEO of PEMEX: ‘Scope and depth of reform is really a game changer’

Posted on 03 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News

The opening of Mexico’s oil and gas sector to foreign companies creates opportunities not only for E&P, but also supply chain management…

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Independence Contract Drilling deploys 11th rig to Permian Basin

Posted on 03 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

As the US strives to reach energy independence, Chris Menefee, Vice President of Business Development for Independence Contract Drilling (ICD), believes the land drilling business will see more opportunities for…

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