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eDrilling wins contract with large IOC for well construction technologies

eDrilling announced today that it has been awarded a contract by one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies (IOC) for its full suite of well construction technologies to support them on their drilling campaign in the North Malay Basin. The contract will focus on optimizing the IOC’s well engineering and managing downhole complexities. The IOC will leverage eDrilling’s digital technologies to better plan, prepare for and optimize its well construction activities.

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IADC aims to boost subsea crew competency with new assessment program

Launched in August, the IADC Subsea Competency Assessment Program is designed to enhance workforce competency in the drilling industry, providing a clear pathway to credential qualified subsea technicians who have a position-specific comprehension of concepts and who have demonstrated effective skills in the field. In this interview with DC, Brooke Polk, Senior Director – Accreditation Operations at IADC is joined by Ricky Cummings, Principal Advisor – Well Control Systems at Chevron, and Martin Carnie, Head of Well Control Equipment at Maersk Drilling, to discuss the objectives of the program, as well as the development process.

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Virtual training, contingency planning help Shell navigate COVID-19 challenges for successful MPD project startups

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a number of restrictions on in-person meetings and travel that forced the global oil and gas industry to adjust the way it operates. At Shell, this meant that various adjustments had to be made in order to install MPD systems on Transocean’s Deepwater Proteus and Deepwater Poseidon drillships in the US Gulf of Mexico.

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New research examines innovation adoption culture within oil and gas industry

New research from Robert Gordon University (RGU) is providing findings that could help the traditionally risk-averse upstream oil and gas industry develop cultures that encourage and foster technology innovation and adoption. Among other things, the studies sought to help upstream decision makers better understand the influence that overarching organizational cultures have on employees.

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