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BSEE increases safety inspection time offshore

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Beginning 1 April, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is increasing physical inspection time offshore, while reducing taxpayer burden by nearly $20 million over 3.5 years, providing significant cost-savings to the American public. Exploring ways to make inspections more efficient and reduce helicopter-operating expenses, a team of BSEE leaders in the Gulf of Mexico Region developed the new approach...

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New members named to WCI board

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The IADC Executive Committee has confirmed the nominations of three new members to the Well Control Institute (WCI) Board of Directors. Dr Tom Burke, President and CEO of Rowan Companies, has taken the place of David Williams, who recently retired from Noble Drilling. Mike Holcomb, President of Patterson-UTI Drilling, has replaced John Lindsay of Helmerich & Payne. Thom Roller, Director of Worldwide Drilling for Apache, has taken the place of Roger Jenkins of Murphy. Both Mr Lindsay’s and Mr Jenkins’ terms on the Board had expired...

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Real-time operations centers drive standardization, best practices

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The combination of real-time operations centers and new technologies like automation, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are helping drilling contractors to standardize their operations and measure themselves against best practices. Nabors Drilling and its subsidiary, Canrig Drilling Technology, have been leveraging the internet of things and real-time operations centers to push drilling performance to the next level. In this video from 7 March at the 2018 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Seth Robert, Director of Southern Operations for Canrig, explains how real-time operations centers have evolved over the years, particularly with the adoption of automation, advanced analytics and AI. He also discusses how this evolution is impacting the skill set needed from field service technicians...

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