January/February 2004

 DRILLING TECHNOLOGY

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

 CONFERENCES

Call for abstracts for World Drilling 2004, UB Conference and DEA Workshop

 DRILLING ACTIVITY

Deep gas shelf drilling is expected to increase

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