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“Flight simulators” for cement integrity?

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I have heard rumors that some companies have established Cement Integrity Simulators, where teams can be trained in a series of what-if situations to help prepare them not to make the same mistakes as were made on DWH. If so, I would regard such training as a very positive safety innovation that (indeed) may be Continue Reading

Different safety cultures for drilling vs. production?

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On May 13, 2013, I had a long chat in the Galleria-area office of Charlie Williams, the executive director of the Center for Offshore Safety (whose earlier career had been with Shell). One of the topics that we discussed was whether or not the case could be made that there is a distinct safety culture Continue Reading


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