2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Special

The 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 17-19 March in London, will provide the global drilling industry with an opportunity to meet, network and share ideas that continue to drive technical and business innovations...

Still sunny, but clouds are brewing

The Asia Pacific is as vast as it is diverse. With huge gas projects in Australia, a focus on maximizing domestic resources in Indonesia and Malaysia, and new bidding rounds announced in Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines, the region’s long-term outlook is strong...

Market slump must not derail industry’s progress on people, training

As the drilling industry heads into a global slowdown, it seems almost inevitable that companies will shift their attention to cost reduction and away from people and training...

Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

The global drilling industry is going through a rough patch. Falling oil prices have put companies on edge, stirring anxieties about what lies ahead in 2015...

From revolution to evolution

Fracturing – commonly referred to with the slang term “fracking” – has become a household word, propelled by the unconventional boom that has swept across the North American landscape over the past 15 years...

Companies take initiatives on the road to ensure safe driving

The North American shale boom has transformed the landscape of the industry far beyond the worksite. Its effect on communities, from employment to infrastructure and safety, has not gone unnoticed. Road traffic has also increased across multiple states...

Our technologies have moved on; our people must move with them

In terms of drilling and completion technology, I think the industry is moving quite well. However, development of people’s capabilities is not keeping pace...

New safety perspective focuses on investigating what goes right

At a recent team meeting of an investigation into an incident on a production platform, one team member raised the point that the procedure, drafted specifically for the activity, was not followed. This is quite a common comment...

Well control should be a standard, not part of the competitive space

The greatest challenge in well control is working to a consistent standard. We have a standard but no standardization. API Standard 53 was introduced in 2012, but its impact is still inconspicuous, in my view...

January/February 2015

The January/February 2015 issue of Drilling Contractor features topics such as Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions, Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, Health, Safety, Environment & Training, Completions, and the 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Special.

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