|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|
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