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Shell confirms deepwater oil discovery offshore French Guiana

Posted on 09 September 2011 in News

The GM-ES-1 well is being drilled in a water depth of more than 2,000 meters and has encountered more than 70-meters of net oil pay in two objectives…

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OSPRAG-backed capping device launched

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry introduced a well capping device today at the SPE Offshore Europe 2011 conference in Aberdeen…

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Norske Shell enhances competency, preparedness post-Macondo on deepwater drilling campaign

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

Using well control as a focus and simplifying procedures for the driller, Norske Shell established a new benchmark…

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In well control, improper training can spell disaster

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

In well control, the driller is the first line of defense in many cases; therefore, his ability to recognize a kick and shut in the well is significant, Joe Garcia…

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Chevron makes a case for competency-based training

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

Chevron is transforming well control training through adoption of new tools and integrating them with modern training techniques …

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BOEMRE’s Herbst: Reorganization in progress

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

Speaking at the IADC Well Control of the Americas Conference & Exhibition held 25-26 August in San Antonio, Texas, Lars Herbst, Gulf of Mexico OCS region…

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ABS issues guidance to minimize software-related errors on rigs

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

On today’s highly complex and computerized offshore drilling vessels, one critical component ensures that the multiple control systems…

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SEDS rig nears finish on Brazilian Solimões exploratory well

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

HRT Oil & Gas is close to completing the exploratory phase of the first 3,000-meter well in Brazil’s remote Solimões Basin using a self-erecting drilling…

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DCTZ 2011 encourages candid discussions on cutting-edge technologies

Posted on 06 September 2011 in News

Drilling & Completing Trouble Zones Forum 2011 (DCTZ), 25-27 October in Galveston, Texas…

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Industry to roll out SEMS toolkit at upcoming conferences

Posted on 24 August 2011 in News

Three upcoming conferences are being held in Texas and Louisiana to introduce a toolkit that the Safety and Environmental Management Systems…

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