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Increased energy demand in Abu Dhabi has companies local and foreign boosting activities

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, November/December

Abu Dhabi, rich in oil and gas reserves and one of the world’s leading producers of hydrocarbons, has emerged as a microcosm of an industry that is hustling to ramp up production in response to rising oil prices…

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Swellable packers provide breakthrough in Saudi Arabian horizontal slim-hole well

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, November/December

A mature well in a carbonate reservoir in Saudi Arabia was no longer producing and was sidetracked in a workover operation to regain production…

Simplifying MPD: Historical, manual methods to control annular pressure can be effective

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, Innovating While Drilling, November/December

Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) has gained widespread popularity and a great deal of media coverage in recent years…

2009 chairman profile: Maersk Drilling’s Claus Hemmingsen

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

In 1981, Claus V Hemmingsen, born and raised just outside of Copenhagen, was fresh out of high school and had no inkling what he wanted to do or where to begin his career…

Chairman’s editorial

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

As I write this editorial, we are in the midst of the biggest one-week stock market melt-down since the Great Depression…

Wirelines

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The State of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation held a hearing on 16 October in New York City to consider the merits of hydraulic fracturing operations in the Marcellus Shale formation…

News Cuttings

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

In a move that could greatly benefit drilling contractors, Shell International Exploration & Production has certified the use of IADC’s WellCAP as an acceptable form of well control training worldwide…

D&C News

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, Departments, November/December

The Offshore Energy Center (OEC) has reported that the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum in Galveston, Texas, survived Hurricane Ike’s powerful winds and storm surges in September…

D&C Tech Digest

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, Departments, November/December

Helix Energy Solutions Group subsidiary Helix Well Ops announced that its Well Ops Asia Pacific team, based in Perth, Western Australia, recently set a world depth record for subsea wireline intervention…

Trainers Corner

Posted on 18 November 2008 in 2008, Departments, November/December

Have you ever called a direct report on the phone and given him precise instructions, only to find later that he did not follow through on what you requested?

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