January/February 2006

 2006 IADC/SPE DRILLING CONFERENCE

Annual event to tackle people, finance and planning
Drilling Fluids Technology I: Improved drilling fluids advance operations
Downhole Tools: Telemetry network enhances surface control
Drilling Management: Drilling lessons feed back into management
Case Histories: Innovative cementing meets increasing needs
Drilling Optimization and Bit Technology: As RSS tools evolve, so should bit designs
Deepwater Challenges: Challenges rise as exploration goes deeper
Drilling Fluids Technology II: Rheology steps into a new era of drilling
Tubulars: Friction forces key to preventing pipe buckling
Lessons Learned—Technology’s First Attempts: Industry continues to set world records
Cementing Technology and Zonal Isolation: ementing method enhances well killing
People, Planning and HSE: Companies think ahead on people, HSE
Deepwater Drilling: Looking deeper for deepwater solutions
Waste Management and Fluids: Efficiency grows in waste, fluid management
Well Control Technologies: Well methods put control in drillers’ hands
Directional Drilling: Directional drilling headed for improvements
Low Cost Innovations Technologies: To cut costs, industry & partners get creative
Underbalanced Operations and Managed-Pressure Drilling: Industry learns to get most out of UBD, MPD
Extended-Reach Drilling and Performance Metrics: Advances allow drillers to reach further

 HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND TRAINING

Science, industry join hands to explore deep-sea wilderness
Sustaining HSE efforts—the Noble Way
Safety’s a passion—not just a seminar topic
Redefining environmental impact assessments

 GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK

Looking into the GOM crystal ball for 2006

 Departments

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

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