Archive | January/February

Managing exploration risks with trained intuition

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Critical D&C issues with Susan Cunningham, Noble Energy. Risk management is what we do all the time, just by definition with exploration. My view of risk management is that it’s a disciplined process, and you can’t go by gut feeling. Gut feel is the road to…

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Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, January/February

Technical Session: Case Studies IADC/SPE 128129 – Design Methodology and Operational Practices Eliminate Differential Sticking. Fred E Dupriest, Bill Elks, Steinar Ottesen, ExxonMobil. This paper discusses…

In GOM deepwater completions, sand control is big hitter that industry is still trying to master

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, January/February

The bounty of rich hydrocarbons that lies deep beneath the ocean floor holds great promise for an industry that is continually searching for new production frontiers. But tapping…

IADC Connection: News Cuttings

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Jens Hoffmark has joined IADC as regional vice president – Europe. He is responsible for overseeing IADC operations and activities across Europe, including regulatory affairs and involvement with activities such as the European Operations Forum and the Offshore Competency Training Programme. …

Risk mitigation pushing boundaries in frontier areas

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, January/February

Critical D&C issues with Derek Mathieson, Baker Hughes. The last two years have arguably been among the most extraordinary since the Great Depression, with the double whammy dealt by the credit crunch and violent oil price swings.

Critical issues in drilling and completions

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Features, January/February

Here is the good news: 2010 is shaping up to be better than 2009. Here is the bad news: It will still be a tough year. Jackup and land rig utilization numbers are coming off bottom but still relatively weak. The deepwater market, which has largely remained immune thus far…

IADC 2010 Officers

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

IADC Board of Directors elects 2010 officers …

To be competitive, rigs must go the extra mile

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Critical D&C issues with Siegfried Meissner, president of Nabors International. DC: What are the critical issues the contract drilling industry is facing, and how is Nabors meeting those challenges? The hot spots that I see coming back in…

Drilling and Completion: Tech Digest

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Departments, January/February

Drilling and Completion: Tech Digest …

2010 chairman profile: Louis Raspino, Pride International – Stronger with every step

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is an old saying that Pride International president, CEO and director Louis Raspino takes to heart. For him, market slumps are actually opportunities to make his company stronger…

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