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Saudi Aramco: ‘Industry cannot afford to lose talent when the economy is down’

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Industry is facing a human resources challenge in two areas: the ageing workforce and the shortage of skills, Mohammed Al Sellemi…

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Nanotechnology has potential to improve tool performance in extreme environments

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

In terms of temperature stability and corrosion, tools have limitations, especially in extremely challenging drilling environments. Jothibasu Ramasamy…

Colville: WCI provides forum to evaluate practical, economical advances in well control practices

Posted on 16 December 2014 in IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

Major players throughout industry are joining forces under the Well Control Institute (WCI). The mandate of WCI is “to provide the definitive forum…

IADC’s Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter addresses safety, local content issues

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

IADC’s Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter (SAPC) has expanded its reach in the last year with subcommittees to address regional challenges, such as competency…

Case study: Automatic kick control reduces kick size, time to establish control of well

Posted on 10 December 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

The International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS) evaluated two well control procedures using pressure-while-drilling (PWD) technology…

Advanced simulators lead latest developments in training, enhance decision-making process

Posted on 10 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

Diamond Offshore Drilling’s Ocean Technology Center is home to three full-size drilling simulators, one crane simulator, one ballast-control simulator…

IADC, IOGP collaborate to address human factors, improve BOP performance

Posted on 10 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, News, Videos

IADC and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) have joined forces to enhance well control training and to collect BOP performance data…

Independence Contract Drilling deploys 11th rig to Permian Basin

Posted on 03 December 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

As the US strives to reach energy independence, Chris Menefee, Vice President of Business Development for Independence Contract Drilling (ICD), believes the land drilling business will see more opportunities for…

Liner-less spill containment improves environmental performance, minimizes costs

Posted on 02 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

A new liner-less spill containment system helps to reduce contamination risks, improve on-site safety and minimize costs. Newpark Mats…

Sarni: Industry has opportunity to do more with less water

Posted on 01 December 2014 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

While some analysts are projecting a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, the oil and gas industry is doing what it does best – innovate. “You’re seeing a lot of technology innovation – using less water, recycling, reusing…

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