SPE/IADC DRILLING CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
|Performance goals, communication aid well plan|
|Technologies address unique deepwater problems|
|Drilling depleted zones takes planning, special care|
|Use of underbalanced drilling technology expands|
|“Unconventional” technology aimed at cost savings|
|Advanced BHAs extend capability, boost efficiency|
|HPHT and ERD demand special materials, methods|
|Real time data management can improve decisions|
|Expandable tubing adds options onshore, offshore|
|Techniques help control shallow flow, isolate zones|
|Better bit performance will continue to cut costs|
|Severe conditions challenge tubular design and use|
HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, PRACTICES
|Electronic format can streamline HSE information|
|BP Amoco’s Reiley: Safer rigs will get more work|
|OSHA ergonomics rule will be costly burdensome|
|Big E Drilling repowers two of its land rigs|
|Drilling Middle East shows role of drilling in region|
|2001 OTC: A high-impact program|
|People & Companies|
26 August 2014
Aquaterra Energy has launched a riser monitoring system (RMS) that uses a combination of direct riser strain measurement, subsea data logging and riser analysis processing...
26 August 2014
Predictive maintenance programs and process safety on drilling rigs are important elements of asset integrity. However, those protocols require collaboration, communication...
22 August 2014
Ryan Directional Services, a division of Nabors, has selected Alcoa’s FarReach alloy drill pipe for its onshore horizontal-drilling applications…
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...