WorldOil Innovative thinkers Rod Uchytil: Leaving an international impact Innovative Thinkers Dr. Jim Kaculi says he always “had a great desire to learn.” MPD and continuous circulation technology overcome deepwater challenges Wells drilled offshore Sabah, East Malaysia, using conventional open wellbore technology, have experienced well control events and significant NPT. Problems encountered included kicks, stuck pipe, and lost mud circulation. AADE 2017: Senior drilling engineers urged to continue student mentorship Every great drilling engineer, at one time, most likely had a great mentor, who provided him or her with help and support when it was needed most. RGU launches new online learning portal for the oil and gas industry Robert Gordon University (RGU) has today launched a new set of online short courses to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry. AAPG kicks off 100-year anniversary celebration at ACE 2017 in Houston HOUSTON -- AAPG President-elect Charles Sternbach opened the society’s Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston on Monday morning ,in the Discovery Thinking session, saying that “geology is a science” but “exploration is a business.” In 1917, the AAPG was originally conceived as a “technology transfer” society, with learnings captured in the field translated to paper media and distributed to the geological community for application in analogous situations. DSME, DNV GL partner for efficient LNG carrier design DSME and DNV GL presented the results of a joint development project (JDP) for the design of an innovative, efficient LNG carrier based on today’s technology, at the Gastech 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan. EMGC '17: Establishment of EEZs would help to expedite Eastern Med gas exports In the last portion of EMGC Day 2, options for regional gas ownership and export were discussed. Gina Cohen, gas consultant on the Eastern Mediterranean, shared her perspective on energizing regional economic, business and political relationships. EMGC '17: Prospects for accelerating gas trade and regional energy cooperation In the fourth session of the day, there was a focus on accelerating efforts to ramp up gas trade in the Eastern Med. Charles Ellinas, CEO of E-C Natural Hydrocarbons Co. Ltd., first spoke about the impact of global markets and prices on the Eastern Med. EMGC '17: Forecasting prosperity to predict global energy demand Gulf Publishing Company's Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (EMGC) 2017, the world's primary event for discussing the forces shaping gas industry development in the Eastern Med, continued on March 15.