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Preserving our license to drill – IADC president Stephen Colville is ready to take the association to the next level

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April, Videos

Preserving the energy industry’s license to operate in an era of increasing tendency toward much tighter regulations and perhaps unnecessary…

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IADC developing KSAs for oil/gas positions

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April, Videos

Drilling Contractor editorial coordinator Katherine Scott speaks with Mark Denkowski,vice president of accreditation and certification for IADC, on the KSA project. IADC has initiated the development of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) for all oil and gas positions, with assistance from Petrofac in the implementation of the current KSA review and development of new positional […]

Perspectives: Gregers Kudsk, Maersk Drilling – Industry’s joint efforts lead to advances in technology

Posted on 15 March 2012 in 2012, Drilling Rigs & Automation, March/April, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

At the forefront of advances in offshore drilling technologies, Gregers Kudsk, vice president and senior technical advisor for Maersk Drilling, pursues ideas from the beginning, even when the majority of people have yet to come on board. In the early stages of his career, he found himself working on technologies that would lead to improved rig efficiency and automation at a time when resources and knowledge were limited…

From the exhibit floor: Schlumberger launches imaging-while-drilling, at-bit imaging services

Posted on 09 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

These include a high-resolution resistivity and imaging-while-drilling service that provides laterolog resistivity…

From the exhibit floor: Halliburton VP addresses shale solutions

Posted on 08 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

IADC group VP/publisher Mike Killalea talks with James Bement, vice president of Halliburton’s…

From the exhibit floor: Multi-activated drilling reamer drives proactive approach to borehole enlargement

Posted on 07 March 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Drilling Contractor editorial coordinator Katherine Scott speaks with Eddie Valverde, global product line manager…

White Star demonstrates quadraplex mud pump built with clean-sheet design

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling Rigs & Automation, News, Videos

Drilling Contractor visited the manufacturing facility of White Star Pump Company in Waller, Texas, on 17 February…

Case studies: Mitigating drilling hazards offshore Mexico, optimizing well architecture offshore California

Posted on 23 February 2012 in Drilling It Safely, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Weatherford International recently deployed its Total Depth well construction approach to deliver fit-for-purpose plans…

Freudenberg labs target thermal cycling, HPHT, material properties, sour gas, product testing

Posted on 26 January 2012 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

Freudenberg Oil & Gas launched its newly constructed, 14,000-sq-ft material and products testing facility…

Petrofac begins water safety and survival training at NASA facility

Posted on 05 January 2012 in Drilling It Safely, News, Videos

From outer space to offshore drilling rigs, workers in both industries are sharing common ground at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston…

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