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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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Green energy falls short in shadow of oil and gas

Posted on 20 September 2011 in News

In the coming age of technological advancements and innovation, renewable energy falls to the wayside in the energy market – emphasizing reliability…

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IADC among 18 groups urging Obama to increase permitting

Posted on 20 September 2011 in News

IADC joined more than a dozen other industry groups to urge the president “to improve efficiency and the rate of permitting activity in the Gulf of Mexico…

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Statoil awards four-year contract to ultra-deepwater semi West Hercules

Posted on 20 September 2011 in News

Statoil awarded a four-year contract to Seadrill’s ultra-deepwater semi West Hercules for operations in harsh…

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