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Changing landscape calls for industry to embrace new ways of working, transition to a lower-margin business

Equinor’s Erik Kirkemo: Companies can prepare for the future by leveraging digital solutions, prioritizing emissions reductions, staying proactive on safety By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher Erik Kirkemo is Senior Vice President Drilling & Well at Equinor. From your perspective at Equinor, what do you see as the key challenges right now in terms of drilling and completions? First and foremost, safety must still be the top priority; it remains fundamental to everything we do. Our No. 1 priority is to ensure we do everything we can to prevent major scale accidents and injuries to people and the environment. With that said, COVID-19 continues to be a huge challenge for the industry, from supply chain to business continuity to costs, ...

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IADC Board of Directors elects 2021 officers

Robert H. “Bob” Geddes, Chair, Ensign Energy Services Mr Geddes joined Ensign in 1991 and has been President and Chief Operating Officer since 2007. He acted as Vice President Canadian Drilling from 1999 to 2004 and as President Canadian Operations from 2004 to 2006. He is a past Chairman of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. He holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta. Jeremy Thigpen, Vice Chair, Transocean Mr Thigpen joined Transocean as the company’s CEO in April 2015. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV), where he spent 18 years. During his tenure ...

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