Get your free subscription to World Oil Magazine December 2013 and read latest news on oil and gas exploration, drilling and production sector in this issue. Special focus for this month is Drilling Rig Advances 2013.
Health, safety and environmental issues go hand-in-hand with cost savings
The upstream oil and gas industry has its own unique set of health, safety and environmental (HSE) challenges. Drilling, completion and production have become increasingly specialized and complex. Some techniques, pose an inherently high risk to the environment and to worker safety. The purpose of HSE technology is to provide products and services that minimize those risks.
Regional Report: China
Even as its once-ethereal economy returns to the real world, China continues to wield tremendous clout in global oil and gas markets, as it looks outward and inward to narrow an ever-widening divide between consumption and domestic production. “Rapidly increasing energy demand has made China extremely influential in world energy markets,” stated the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA).
ShaleTech: International – Countries make push for domestic reserves
Despite the abundance of unconventional oil and gas potential in all corners of the globe, North America remains the only region with a booming shale industry. However, a host of other countries are eager to emulate the region’s success and exploit their own, domestic shale resources.
Drilling Rig Advances 2013
Rig advances come in all shapes and sizes. From a line of software code to a BOP stack, and from deepwater drilling vessels to walking land rigs, these innovations describe a dynamic industry focused on safety, efficiency and capability, in some of the most difficult circumstances on earth. In the following three articles, we look at offshore and onshore newbuild rigs, and highlight a few of the innovations that, on a daily basis, reinvent the process of drilling a hole in the ground.
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