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Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

The following abstracts represent papers, scheduled and knowledge-sharing presentations, that were scheduled as of 6 January to be presented at the 2009 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 17-19 March in Amsterdam. Abstracts have been edited for space…

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Plenary sessions tackle event theme of ‘Total Value Drilling: Right People, Right Process, Right Technology’

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

Personnel is a tough issue these days. On the one hand, we know that competent and qualified workers are the heart of any business. This industry understands it has a generation gap in the workforce and has put serious money to recruit and train the next generation…

Cultivating employee competence: Rowan takes journey that begins with the end in mind

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, January/February

In 2008, Rowan Drilling UK became the first company in the world to gain full IADC accreditation through its Competence Assurance Program (CAA), building on existing accreditation by the Scottish Qualifications Authority to deliver national qualifications…

Highly automated drilling fluids system improves HSE and efficiency, reduces personnel needs

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, Drilling It Safely, January/February

In an industry where the need for precision is ever driving the re-evaluation of proven and traditional technologies, a drilling rig’s mud-mixing operation is a system worthy of revisiting…

HPHT, coupling technologies vital for deepwater

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Dave Tucker is chief operating officer for VetcoGray and Hydril Pressure Control, both part of GE’s oil & gas business…

Pushing the envelope on LWD, geosteering

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Ian Falconer is marketing and technology manager for Drilling & Measurements, Schlumberger…

Technology is key to mitigating drilling hazards

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Carel Hoyer is Weatherford group vice president – drilling hazard mitigation and pressure pumping…

Competing on performance, not bottom dollar

Posted on 17 January 2009 in 2009, January/February

Drilling Contractor caught up with Brian Taylor, KCA DEUTAG’s chief operating officer, to seek his views on where the drilling market appears to be going…

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…

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’…

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