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Maersk Drilling CEO: Industry must address sustainability in order to secure long-term financial viability

While it appears the worst of the downturn may be over, organizations must remain vigilant and work to address significant remaining challenges, in order to establish a firm economic position moving forward, said Maersk Drilling CEO Jørn Madsen at the IADC World Drilling 2021 Conference on 16 June.

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Smart cloud-based tools take digital well planning to next level

New systems focus on freeing data from silos and providing real-time contextualization, visualization capabilities so data is instantly actionable By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor In a typical well planning cycle, an engineer will spend a significant portion of their time looking for the different types of data they need in order to do their jobs efficiently. Instead of being easily accessible in one location, these data tend to be locked away in silos – trajectories in one data platform, risk and hazards in another, well construction documents in another and so forth.  Locating the specific data needed can also be cumbersome due to access restrictions. For example, a company’s drilling engineers may not have access to the applications and systems ...

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