Archive | January/February

In downturn, fundamentals can’t be overlooked

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Mark Burns is president of ENSCO Offshore International Co…

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Selective isolation technologies still falling short

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Carl T Montgomery is a senior engineering fellow in ConocoPhillips’ Completions Technology group. The following views and comments are those of Mr Montgomery’s and not necessarily those of ConocoPhillips’…

Industry must guard against knee-jerk reactions

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Energy investment banker Matt Simmons agrees that, amid the oil slump, the pressure on petroleum companies to batten down the hatches is enormous…

‘Big hitter’ technologies to be focus in ’09

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy is general manager the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO). It’s the largest operating company in the United Arab Emirates, responsible for exploration, drilling, production and export of approximately 60% of the country’s production…

Personnel must not be sacrificed in soft cycle

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Ed Jacob is senior vice president – operations for Grey Wolf Drilling. The company’s acquisition by Precision Drilling was completed in late December…

Front-end engineering is key to better projects

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Don Jacobsen is vice president, global drilling and completions, for Hess Corp…

DC talks with industry experts on the challenges ahead

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Features, January/February

The drilling industry was dramatically different – almost melodramatically, you might say – when Drilling Contractor spoke with industry leaders a year ago for our “Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions” feature…

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