January/February 2005

 SPE/IADC DRILLING CONFERENCE

Drilling conference puts focus on “Back to Basics?”
Managed pressure drilling evolves with new technology and applications
Bit technology results in faster and cleaner wellbores
Rig automation increases increases drilling efficiency and safety
Reservoir targets reached with directional drilling
Tubulars session examines pipe fatigue and failure
People, planning and HSE examines the environment and safety
Drill bit design solves performance and drilling challenges
Field development focuses on reservoirs, HPHT issues
Expandable tubular technology enables casing repair
Mooring, risers, SBOP are examined in Deepwater I session
Completion session looks at window milling, perforating  technology
Real time applications enhance downhole communications
Extended reach technology enable E&P of remote fields
Extending life, value are topics of mature fields
Proper cementing technique is key to zonal isolation
Deepwater II session examines performance, benchmarking
Testing, logging, coiled tubing is focus of Downhole Tools session
Drilling Fluids session looks at rock mechanics, differential sticking

 HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND TRAINING

IADC Drilling HSE Europe 2005 set for 19-20 May in Esberg, Denmark
2005 IADC HSE&T Conference 8-9 Feb in Houston
Noble Drilling initiative eliminates manriding operations
Grey Wolf’s truck safety program reduces incidents, accidents
Winning hearts and mind of employees is key to safety

 Features

“Back to Basics” series kicks off with MWD technology
Latest in surface BOP technology, applications presented at conference
IADC offers strong conference schedule during 2005

 Departments

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

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