Baker Hughes


Data-driven decision making from Baker Hughes


In their push to lower total cost of ownership and improve the safe operation of their offshore blowout preventers (BOPs), drilling contractors and operators need real-time access to BOP data that can reduce non-productive time (NPT) and total expense (TOTEX), without increasing maintenance and service costs.

Health & Safety

Can mindfulness keep offshore workers safe?


The risks of working in the offshore energy industry are well-documented – long hours, dangerous equipment, extreme weather and weeks away from family and friends. The results can be catastrophic, illustrated by the 2010 blowout on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which killed 11 people and spilled millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil & Gas

Rig count holds flat as oil prices rise


The nation's tally of active drilling rigs held flat this week as rising U.S. crude oil prices flirted with the $60 per barrel threshold, according to the weekly count from the Houston oilfield services firm Baker Hughes.