|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|
22 April 2014
Steven A. Manz will serve as Senior VP and CFO of Noble Corp’s spinoff company Paragon Offshore, a standard specification offshore drilling company, Noble announced today...
17 April 2014
Shell has made an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia in the Rosmari-1 well located 135 km offshore Malaysia in Block SK318. The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,123...
16 April 2014
Maersk Drilling has taken the delivery of its second drillship, Maersk Valiant from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage toward the...
16 April 2014
Ensco has ordered two high-specification jackups, ENSCO 140 and ENSCO 141, for delivery in mid-2016 from Lamprell’s shipyard in the United Arab Emirates. The rigs will also...
16 April 2014
In the Brookeland Field in East Texas, conventional drilling methods failed in six attempts to drill a “straightforward” horizontal wellbore. The original well had surface casing installed...