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Generations: a changing industry

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC is celebrating its 70th anniversary by comparing and contrasting the perspectives of industry veterans with the newer professionals who are transitioning into the industry’s hierarchy…

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70th Anniversary Retrospective

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2010. In recognition of this milestone, and in anticipation of the decades ahead, DC is publishing a retrospective from issues of decades past. We invite you to explore the the historical contrasts and similarities that may emerge and chart the industry’s evolution through these episodic vignettes. The past is […]

GPS tracking systems on company vehicles can save fuel, labor costs, correct bad driving habits

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

GPS tracking systems have been available for years, but only in the past year has the technology and price reached levels that…

IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee looks to past, present to prepare for future technologies

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, March/April

Commissioned by the IADC Advanced Rig Technology (ART) Committee, the objectives of the Future Technology Subcommittee (FTS) are to educate…

To truly improve drilling efficiency, ROP is only one among many performance qualifiers

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, March/April

Drilling efficiency must be improved in order to drive down operational costs. This requirement must not be viewed in isolation, considering…

More than the sum of its parts: how 20,000-psi subsea BOP stack was designed, developed

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

This article focuses on identifying and completing the GAP technologies necessary for the design and testing of a deepwater 20,000-psi subsea…

Well control simulation software enhancing pre-drill planning, reducing risk of ‘big events’

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Simulation software is taking the steadfast methods of well control future forward. The industry is seeing a trend in demand by…

RFID, open-hole packers advancing well interventions; gaps remain in subsea, batteries

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, March/April

Exploration drilling may rise and fall with the price of oil, but the clock is not stopping for well intervention. In fact, some believe a cost-conscious…

Custom Nabors rig built for coiled-tubing MPD enables North Slope redevelopment project

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, March/April

In 2003, ConocoPhillips Alaska initiated the Kuparuk Redevelopment Study on the North Slope to optimize patterns…

Coiled tubing pushing its limits by going bigger, expanding niche applications, thinking riserless

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, March/April

It entered the marketplace on the fringe, a tool for sand clean-outs in Louisiana. Now, nearly 50 years…

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