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JDC inaugurates Hakuryu 12 jackup, looks to growth in Middle East, Myanmar and Russia

Posted on 26 February 2015 in News

The Japanese word “hakuryu” means “white dragon.” In Asia, dragons are strongly associated with oceans. They also represent power and blessings…

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Steven Newman steps down as Transocean President, CEO

Posted on 16 February 2015 in News

Transocean announced that Steven Newman and the Board of Directors have mutually agreed that he will step down as President and CEO, effective 16 February 2015…

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Video: WADI program arms young talent with skills to succeed in drilling industry

Posted on 11 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News

As the drilling industry’s aging workforce continues to retire, a new generation of employees is needed to fill vital roles. To address this challenge, IADC’s Workforce…

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Scandrill’s Scan Vision rig designed with safety, efficiency in mind

Posted on 11 February 2015 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

After 22 weeks of construction and a $20 million investment, Scandrill christened the Scan Vision rig on 27 January at the company’s Tyler, Texas, facility…

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Video: Proper fitness-for-duty evaluations can reduce medical evacuations

Posted on 11 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Effective fitness-for-duty evaluations can help reduce the number of medical evacuations from drilling rigs, as a large portion of those evacuations are due to illness…

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Video: Process safety still at core of IADC Operational Risk Management Task Force

Posted on 10 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News

Last year, IADC created a task force comprised of operators and drilling contractors to address process safety. However, the task force decided that rather than…

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Video: Fitness strategies tailored to offshore lifestyle could curb obesity in rig personnel

Posted on 10 February 2015 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Offshore Frontier

The consumption of high-caloric foods, increasing age profiles and rig automations decreasing the necessity for manual labor all contribute to obesity on offshore…

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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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