January/February 2000

 OFFSHORE CAREER NO “WALKABOUT” FOR IADC CHAIR IRWIN

JOHN R. IRWIN, 2000 IADC Chairman, shares his thoughts on the industry in this exclusive profile

 SHIFT GEARS FOR THE NEW ERA AT IADC CONFERENCES

Join IADC, SPE in New Orleans for 2 great February events
HSE for the new millenium begins with IADC in February

 DOWNHOLE TOOLS AND DRILLPIPE

Norwegian operators reap rewards by controlling inclination in rotary mode
Auto-Fill tool cuts formation surge pressures and stops expensive mud losses
Improved rotary-slip dies help boost drillstring life
Titanium drill pipe a viable option for short-radius horizontal drilling

 HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

Human factors: Step change improvements in effectiveness and safety
Alabama lawsuit poses threat to hydraulic fracturing across U.S.

 RIG TECHNOLOGY

Parker builds world’s first arctic-class drill barge

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