Archive | January/February

From the President: IADC stands ready for the future

Posted on 16 March 2012 in 2012, January/February

It’s been a distinct pleasure to have served as president of IADC for the past 22 years and to have served with the association before that for six additional years…

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Automation raises the bar in safety, efficiency

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Contractors working to increase offline capabilities, prepare rigs for subsea completions and MPD, enhance training experience…

Going for the gold in training, reliability

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

More complex than before, industry needs standardization to get through increased activity…

Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, Features, January/February

The drilling industry is built on people, and we’re running short. Despite ongoing recruitment efforts around the world, as well as accelerated training programs in place, we know we can’t undo…

Drilling & Completion Tech Digest

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services recently unveiled the XSR200, a land coiled-tubing well intervention unit…

Drilling Ahead: Drilling smarter – It’s not your father’s oilfield

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

It’s not your father’s oilfield. Necessity, celebrated mother of invention, demands that we drill smarter, work better.

Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February, Microsites

Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Metro I commenced its drilling program in January for BG Groupin Tanzania. The contract with BG has a firm duration of 365 days…

Full steam ahead on shale gas, automation

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

For CNPC, wellbore stability, fluids are key challenges to China’s unconventionals development…

Safety by design boosts value of HSE training

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

AC-drive technology helps contractors engineer hazards out of rigs, prevent injuries, enhance opportunities for automation…

Balancing risk, innovation to reach the unreachable

Posted on 01 February 2012 in 2012, January/February

Chronic people shortage means industry must harness value of technology advances to deliver better wells…

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