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Editorial: Industry should be lauded for keeping crews working and focused amid COVID challenges

Here we are, over a year into this COVID-19 pandemic, and with such a severe contrast of its effects on all operations across the various regions of the globe where IADC members operate.While we saw recently that the US managed to vaccinate 4 million people in 48 hours, other areas of the world have only been able to access notional supply lines. While I would suspect that this has not caused significant operational shutdowns in

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Evolution of BP’s self-verification encompasses digital app, targeting of barriers at component level

Over the past decade, self-verification has come to play a significant role within BP’s Wells organization when it comes to mitigating major accident risk. The program has been continuously updated and enhanced through the addition of barrier enablers and barrier owners, the development of a digital self-verification app, and the targeting of barriers at a component level. This work was detailed in a presentation at the 2021

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Shale operators prioritize spending discipline and ESG, but emphasize need for supportive public policies

Over the past decade, the shale revolution in North America drove fundamental changes in global oil markets. This included not only a re-envisioning of how the industry provides critical energy resources to an evolving world but also increasing volatility in commodity prices. This has led to scrutiny about the long-term viability of the shale revolution, amid calls for greater investor returns and reduced spending

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Industry investment and regulatory support needed to tap full potential of Vaca Muerta, Brazilian pre-salt gas

South America has huge potential associated with huge volumes of natural gas – particularly in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale and Brazil’s pre-salt offshore basins – but so far much of that potential remains untapped. Unlocking these resources fully will require improvements in regulations, market economics and infrastructure, according to panelists at a CERAWeek session on 3 March. 

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Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

The Open Group, a vendor-neutral technology consortium, recently announced the Mercury Release of its OSDU Data Platform. Developed by the Open Group OSDU Forum – which includes companies like Shell, BP and IBM – the OSDU Data Platform is an open-source, standards-based and technology-agnostic data platform for the energy

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SEC calls for comments on climate change disclosures

On 15 March, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a statement inviting public input on climate change disclosures. The commission noted the dramatic increase in investor demand for company disclosures around climate change risks, impacts and opportunities.The statement asked for input on issues such as: Where and how should climate change disclosures

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