|Slim riser an alternate method for deepwater drilling|
|Liner drilling technology being prepared for offshore|
HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRAINING
|Is safety performance a matter of luck or judgment?|
|Statistics are important for workplace assessment|
|HSE culture is another step to reach zero incidents|
|MMS is preparing proposed rules for subsea BOPs|
|HSET Conference set for 3-4 February in Houston|
2004 IADC/SPE DRILLING CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
|Drilling conference focuses on technology application|
|Bit technology, design solve drilling challenges|
|Geoscience I session examines formation pressure testing|
|HSE session focuses on training, risk assessment|
|Drilling management results in successful projects|
|Surface BOP operations are examined in Deepwater I session|
|Drilling fluids I session looks at high performance fluids|
|Novel drilling fluids are the focus of Drilling Fluids II session|
|Underbalance operations continue to gain favor|
|Built for purpose rigs translate into efficient drilling|
|Deepwater solutions to be presented at the conference|
|Rotary drilling, LWD, MWD mean efficient drilling operations|
|Case histories relate learning experiences|
|Stronger tubulars can increase drilling efficiency|
|Hydraulics session includes cutting, pressure loss topics|
|Proper cementing, sealing is the key to zonal isolation|
|Completions session examines sand control, well cleaning|
|Expandable tubular technology gaining in popularity|
|Geoscience II session presents wellbore analysis tools|
|Call for abstracts for World Drilling 2004, UB Conference and DEA Workshop|
|Deep gas shelf drilling is expected to increase|
|People, Companies and Products|
18 August 2014
Repsol has recently run BlueDock connectors with elastomeric seals in Trinidad and Tobago. The operation took place in the Arima 2 well on a jackup platform...
15 August 2014
After more than 14 years with IADC and a career spanning 42 years, Joe Hurt, Vice President of IADC’s Onshore Division, will retire at the end of August. Mr Hurt began his career in 1974 with Noble Corp, working on land drilling rigs...
13 August 2014
OneSubsea, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Schlumberger have entered into a letter of intent to form an alliance to develop technologies and deliver...
12 August 2014
Noble Energy has signed a production-sharing contract (PSC) with Gabon government, covering Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin. Under the terms...
12 August 2014
Drilling Technological Innovations (DTI) has been awarded a contract to provide motion compensation packages for the Tiger III and Tiger IV drillships...