January/February 2002

 IADC/SPE DRILLING CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Drilling conference promises to be informative 
New tools, knowledge drive UBD expansion 
New rig designs, revamps fill special drilling needs
Directional technology steerable systems advance
Effective management of rig, people, project is key
Well control advances meet new drilling demands
New fluids, new systems lower environmental risk
Deep water adds demands on equipment, crews 
BHA connections improve drillstring life, hydraulics
Cementing operation key to effective zone isolation
New completion tools, methods prove successful
Penetration rate and bit life can still be improved 
Composites and advanced MWD boost efficiency
Drilling fluid work aimed at tough reservoirs, wells
Case histories provide valuable operating lessons
Vacuum insulated tubing used in BP’s Marlin field
Expandable tubulars and casing drilling are options
Solutions offered for casing deformation problems
Good BHA, hydraulics, tubular handling lower cost

 Drilling Technology

New PDC bit cutters improve wear life and ROP

 HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, PRACTICES

HSE & training conference set for 5-6 Feb
IADC provides cargo handling guidelines
Minimizing environmental risk at the wellsite

 Departments

Drilling Ahead
Capital Wirelines
Editorials
Contractor News
IADC Connection
Drilling Services
People, Companies and Products

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