Recipes for success

Just as no two reservoirs are alike, completion fluids are formation-specific concoctions engineered to provide the proper degree of density and flow characteristics that enable production…

Human factors: the next safety frontier

The average adult brain weighs only 3 lb and measures just 15 cm long. But an astonishing level of complexity is contained within that belies its physical size…

Solids control seeks balance of size, capacity

The technologies that are taking hydrocarbon recovery into new frontiers are rippling through the industry, surface to downhole. When it comes to solids control, effects are being felt from faster, more efficient rigs; intense, pad drilling campaigns; improved fluid designs; and dual-gradient drilling…

Nurturing growth in Africa

Come nightfall, the majority of people in sub-Saharan Africa are left in the dark. Nearly 600 million people – approximately 70% of the sub-Saharan Africa population – are without electricity, according to the World Health Organization and International Energy Agency...

Drilling the distance

The drill site has physically evolved with the advent of horizontal drilling and multiwell pads. No longer is a rig confined to drilling a single well before having to rig down, move to another location and rig up again…

Verification of rig power systems critical in software testing

In offshore dynamically positioned (DP) drilling operations, power, thrusters and other systems are below deck and often out of sight...

Complex environments call for better navigation of the human terrain

The success of operators and drilling contractors in low-capacity countries depends on their ability to “navigate the human terrain” in difficult operating environments…

Uncertainty reigns in new regime for risk, contract management

As one of the oil and gas industry’s best-loved terms, “game-changer” ranks near the top of the list, typically signifying development of step-change technology...

SysML helps untangle software automation requirements on jackup

“Is the automation really making us safer?” If no one knows or can precisely describe what the automation is supposed to do…

September/October 2014

The September/October 2014 issue of Drilling Contractor features topics such as Drilling Rigs, Equipment and Automation, Health, Safety, Environment and Training, Completions, Regional Focus: Africa, Solids Control, and Contracts and Risk Management.

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