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Saudi Aramco: Four factors for a sustainable drilling business

12/17/2014
Despite the modest growth in demand and drop in oil prices today, the long-term outlook for industry is healthy. “Our industry will need to add around 40 million bbl per day for new capacity...

Ensco development program produces driller in 3 years

12/16/2014
Ensco’s Accelerated Development Program (ADP) takes a “green” individual and, within a three-year period, trains them to become a driller. In response to personnel shortages in various areas, including drilling...

Saudi Aramco: ‘Industry cannot afford to lose talent when the economy is down’

12/16/2014
Industry is facing a human resources challenge in two areas: the ageing workforce and the shortage of skills, Mohammed Al Sellemi...

Nanotechnology has potential to improve tool performance in extreme environments

12/16/2014
In terms of temperature stability and corrosion, tools have limitations, especially in extremely challenging drilling environments. Jothibasu Ramasamy...

Colville: WCI provides forum to evaluate practical, economical advances in well control practices

12/16/2014
Major players throughout industry are joining forces under the Well Control Institute (WCI). The mandate of WCI is “to provide the definitive forum...

Shell simulator program addresses individuals’ capacity for high-stress environments

12/16/2014
Training is key to ensuring personnel are capable of performing their jobs and know how to respond during unplanned events. “But what about capacity?”...

IADC’s Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter addresses safety, local content issues

12/16/2014
IADC’s Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter (SAPC) has expanded its reach in the last year with subcommittees to address regional challenges, such as competency...

BP’s Krieger: Continued collaboration in people, equipment and processes key to enhancing well control

12/16/2014
The industry has taken significant actions to enhance well control. Now, it must continue that momentum to further advance these...

Eni completes production test on Minsala Marine 1 exploration well offshore Congo

12/16/2014
Eni has successfully completed the production test on the Minsala Marine 1 NFW, located in the Marine XII Block offshore Congo, 35 km from the shoreline and 12 km...

Case study: Automatic kick control reduces kick size, time to establish control of well

12/10/2014
The International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS) evaluated two well control procedures using pressure-while-drilling (PWD) technology...

Advanced simulators lead latest developments in training, enhance decision-making process

12/10/2014
Diamond Offshore Drilling’s Ocean Technology Center is home to three full-size drilling simulators, one crane simulator, one ballast-control simulator...

IADC, IOGP collaborate to address human factors, improve BOP performance

12/10/2014
IADC and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) have joined forces to enhance well control training and to collect BOP performance data...

Eni begins oil production at West Hub Development offshore Angola

12/09/2014
Eni has started production of first oil from the West Hub Development Project in Block 15/06 offshore Angola, approximately 350 km northwest of Luanda and 130 km west of Soyo. The field is currently producing...

Former CEO of PEMEX: ‘Scope and depth of reform is really a game changer’

12/03/2014
The opening of Mexico’s oil and gas sector to foreign companies creates opportunities not only for E&P, but also supply chain management...

Independence Contract Drilling deploys 11th rig to Permian Basin

12/03/2014
As the US strives to reach energy independence, Chris Menefee, Vice President of Business Development for Independence Contract Drilling (ICD), believes the land drilling business will see more opportunities for...

DNV GL introduces recommended practice for subsea lifting

12/02/2014
The completion of a joint industry project (JIP) to improve existing standards and regulations around subsea lifting operations has resulted in a new recommended practice (RP)...

Liner-less spill containment improves environmental performance, minimizes costs

12/02/2014
A new liner-less spill containment system helps to reduce contamination risks, improve on-site safety and minimize costs. Newpark Mats...

Ensco announces management changes, promotes Carey Lowe to Executive VP

12/02/2014
Carey Lowe has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Ensco, reporting directly to CEO and President Carl Trowell. Mr Lowe will be...

Occidental Petroleum completes spinoff of California Resources Corp

12/01/2014
Occidental Petroleum Corp has completed the spinoff of its subsidiary California Resources Corp. California Resources is an independent oil and natural gas E&P company...

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