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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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Drilling & Completion News

BP and its partners Talos Energy and Chevron have encountered oil pay in a high-quality, subsalt Miocene sand in the Puma West exploration project. The well is located in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Green Canyon Block 821 and was drilled to a total depth of 23,530 ft, according to a statement issued by Talos on 13 April.Fluid properties from the discovered

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Perspectives: Seadrill’s Derek Hibbard: Spending time on rigs to connect with people who do the work is crucial for safety, performance

When Derek Hibbard was a student studying business at Canada’s Mount Royal University in the late 1990s, he worked as a roughneck on land drilling rigs during the summer and winter breaks. Although he had grown up around the oil and gas industry his entire life – his father had worked for Reading & Bates (a predecessor to Transocean) and co-founded a local land drilling company

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