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...

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…

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…

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…

Good well design helps mitigate solids settling in cuttings re-injection

Attention has been drawn to the practice of cuttings re-injection as an environmentally friendly technique for the drill cuttings and waste disposal…

‘Additional insured’ coverage scope still evolving, still unclear

While many policyholders may be consoled by the notion that additional insured coverage will be judged from the terms of an underlying service contract…

Industry eager for repeat of Brazil pre-salt boom offshore Angola

Angola’s very first oil event dates back to the late 1700s when the Portuguese colonialists discovered oil seeps and asphalt deposits at Libongos near Caxito…

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.

This online edition offers exclusive web features not available in the print version.

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