• Inauthentic People Are Obsessed With Authenticity

    Inauthentic People Are Obsessed With Authenticity

     Blog  28 November 2016

    The very nature of what we do means all of us within the BTB Team spend more time on the plane than we would like. The only bonus, I find, is that I read and read a ton. Read More 

  • Rig 175: Embracing Hard Truth

    Rig 175: Embracing Hard Truth

     Case Study  25 November 2016

    A long time ago, in a drilling field far, far away we worked with a team, that on paper, should have been an A team. But the results we’re mixed, average at best. Read More 

  • Well Control Must Remain The Priority

    Well Control Must Remain The Priority

     Industry  23 November 2016

    Competent? Too often we hear that word and don’t understand what the implications of in-competence means. Read More 

  • Lessons From Marilyn

    Lessons From Marilyn

     Blog  21 November 2016

    I (Simon) travel more than I like. It’s not to say that I don’t enjoy it, it’s just that for those of us that do travel a lot we miss ‘the little things’ of home. So when it comes to travel I search for something, someone, to give me that smile, that ‘engagement’ we have at home. Read More 

  • GOM: P&A Operational Excellence on the Deepwater Champion

    GOM: P&A Operational Excellence on the Deepwater Champion

     Case Study  09 November 2016

    In July last year the Deepwater Champion sailed into the Gulf of Mexico. The project: Plug and Abandonment (P&A). ExxonMobil’s (EM) P&A program of 7 wells, in partnership with Transocean, some of which were completed as far back as 20 years ago is not without its challenges. Read More 

  • The Discipline of Listening

    The Discipline of Listening

     Blog  07 November 2016

    Ram Charan had this fantastic article in Harvard Business Review. We think this theme is recurring, are we good listeners? Read More 

  • The Cannibalisation of Human Capital

    The Cannibalisation of Human Capital

     Industry  02 November 2016

    The cannibalisation of human capital is the result of technological and societal change. But what does that mean to a new generation of drillers? Read More 

  • How Leaders Lose Their Luck

    How Leaders Lose Their Luck

     Blog  27 October 2016

    Leadership is often a lonely pursuit. Sustaining success is the challenge of every leader. Read More 

  • Getting The Start Up Right: GOM, USA

    Getting The Start Up Right: GOM, USA

     Case Study  24 October 2016

    After a promising Start-Up in 2014 and successful follow up in 2015 & 2016 on the Maersk Viking, the third year of BTB’s operations performance engagement has come to end with the crew. Read More 

  • Well Control Wednesday®: The Science Makes Sense

    Well Control Wednesday®: The Science Makes Sense

     News  19 October 2016

    Well Control Wednesday® (WCW) was a world first. We wanted to see if a different, un proven, medium could make a difference in the training of crews on the subject of well control. Read More 

  • The Great Australian Bight

    The Great Australian Bight

     Industry  19 October 2016

    It has been reported that BP has announced it will not proceed with plans for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight, offshore South Australia. It was always going to be ‘touch and go’. Read More 

  • Crossing The Line @ 350+

    Crossing The Line @ 350+

     News  17 October 2016

    At BTB we’re taking it all in during the downturn. For the first time in years we’ve got some time. What have we done well, where can we improve and how we will get there. Nothing new. In business we all need to do this. What we did remind ourselves is that reflection is a huge teacher. Read More