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Chevron renovates critical well control display to avoid information overload

Posted on 04 October 2011 in News

In the “cockpit” of a modern rig, a driller is often surrounded by a slew of incoming data. Chevron turned to the…

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Shell process safety initiatives target sweet spot for reducing risk

Posted on 04 October 2011 in News

Shell has launched initiatives that set high standards for staff, design practices, and the use of technologies (mechanical, pneumatic/hydraulic…

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Automation reaches beyond surface integration to increase downhole, system reliability

Posted on 04 October 2011 in News

Within the relationship among surface, rig and downhole activities, there is an opportunity to change factors that…

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IADC ART subcommittees call for more participants to improve rig technologies

Posted on 04 October 2011 in News

Subcommittees of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee echoed words of encouragement for more industry participation to promote technological…

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When strategy and organizational culture collide, culture wins

Posted on 04 October 2011 in News

To companies trying to figure out how to create an effective safety culture, Guy Boyd of Behavioural Science Technology says there is no such thing as…

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‘Triggers’ lists help Shell identify, manage change in well operations

Posted on 04 October 2011 in News

There’s nothing constant in life except change. The most complex part of the industry’s management of change (MOC) process is often the ability to identify change…

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Bulk tanks, thermal systems advance environmental efficiency of cuttings handling

Posted on 26 September 2011 in News

In response to heightened industry and regulatory standards, companies are continuing to introduce technologies…

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Beaudreau to head up BOEM; Bromwich named BSEE interim director

Posted on 22 September 2011 in News

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar named two officials within the department to lead two new bureaus…

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BOEMRE/USCG issue final Macondo report

Posted on 20 September 2011 in News

After nearly 17 months of testimonies and inquiries, the Joint Investigative Team, BOEMRE and the US Coast Guard issued its final report on the Macondo blowout…

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KCA DEUTAG to drill four shale-gas wells for Marathon in Poland

Posted on 20 September 2011 in News

KCA DEUTAG announced earlier this month its entry into the Polish market and unconventionals sector after securing a contract with Marathon…

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