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Guest editorial: Who broke this? The fine art of finger-pointing when a rig fails

Posted on 06 July 2011 in 2011, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, July/August, Videos

Driven by the natural desire to identify what went wrong, blame is the predisposition of our dysfunctional industry. Instead of being grounded in a model of continuous improvement, we structure our organizations around the protection of proven business models and motivate ourselves by successfully adjudicating blame…

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Drilling automation: Is resistance futile?

Posted on 06 July 2011 in 2011, Features, Innovating While Drilling, July/August, The Efficient Rig, Videos

“Automation”: Say the word the right way with the right group of people in drilling circles, and it can almost come off as an obscenity. Drilling is an art, they say, with too many unpredictabilities. How can it be entrusted in the hands of a bunch of machines, computers and algorithms?

Minimizing uncertainty: Geosteering advances keep wellbores in sweet spot

Posted on 21 March 2011 in 2011, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April, Videos

Deviated, ultra-deep and unconventional have become bywords of the complex and complicated nature of oil and gas drilling today. Underlying this new vernacular is another challenge…

Quantitative ranking system links fracturing fluid performance with environmental stewardship

Posted on 15 December 2010 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

By qualifying fracturing systems and additives through a recognized third-party chemical evaluation process…

Next-generation workers: hungry for experience, eager to learn and ready to prove themselves

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December, Videos

Contrary to what some industry veterans are worried about, young professionals today are not afraid of hard work…

James Day: Industry has globalized, consolidated, but cyclical ups, downs will always remain

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December, Videos

“Interest is to receive and not to pay” is an important piece of cautionary advice that James C Day, retired chairman and CEO of Noble Corporation…

Industry offering many opportunities to younger professionals, but ensuring competency is a must

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December, Videos

It’s no secret that Brazil has seen a big boom in its oil industry in recent years, driven by a string of significant offshore discoveries. For the young professionals of Brazil…

Safety enhanced in NOV’s ST-120 iron roughneck

Posted on 15 October 2010 in Drilling It Safely, News, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Drilling Contractor attended a demonstration of National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) ST-120 iron roughneck at one of its Houston manufacturing facilities…

Generations: Meet the Springetts: a father and son in industry

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, September/October, Videos

Charlie Springett is an industry veteran who retired from Santa Fe International Corp (now Transocean) in 2002. Charlie dedicated his entire career…

Contractor, vendor team up to improve training, fall protection, strength of derrick-riding basket

Posted on 08 September 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, September/October, The Efficient Rig, Videos

Collaboration is a beautiful thing, especially when it extends beyond the parties involved to create a standard of practice for a safer workplace…

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