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More than a decade on, impacts from Montara blowout still felt at PTTEP

Although it has been nearly 12 years since the Montara blowout became one of the worst disasters in Australian history, operator PTTEP says it continues to improve and evolve its safety culture based on lessons learned from the incident. Among other things, the company reconfigured its drilling management systems to account for lessons learned from Montara.

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Drillmar Resources and JAB Recruitment announce new joint venture

Drillmar Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with energy recruitment specialist JAB Recruitment to create DRILLJAB, a joint project with a view to providing staffing solutions to drilling contractors across the Americas. Supported by JAB Recruitment’s Houston office, the newly formed joint venture will enable Drillmar to extend its global footprint to the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America, while JAB Recruitment will expand its service capability in the region with further drilling expertise. “Both organizations are market leaders in their own right with a wealth of experience in recruitment and in energy,” said Drillmar Managing Director Raymond Bruce. “More importantly our business ethics and values are aligned, which we view as critical to the success of ...

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