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January/February 2008

Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions
Experts discuss industry’s most pressing issues
Rodney Eads, Pride International
Zuhair Al Hussain, Saudi Aramco
Vik Rao, Halliburton
Dennis Smith, Nabors Industries
by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor
Rustom Mody, Baker Oil Tools
Sverre Skogen and Hugh Mackay, AGR
by Jeremy Cresswell, contributing editor
Keith Morley, Weatherford
Larry Dickerson, Diamond Offshore Drilling
by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor
Pete Miller, National Oilwell Varco
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Rick Fontova, Enventure Global Technology
Kjell Jacobsen, Seadrill
by Jeremy Cresswell, contributing editor
Health, Safety, Environment & Training
INTEQ takes unique approach to improving long-term safety behaviour
by Joe Greener, Inteq, Et Al
Case study: Health programme improves personnel fitness, morale on Grand Banks
by Jason Wilson, Transocean, Et Al
RECLAIM technology cuts costs for oil-based mud treatment in Wyoming pilot field trial
by Alan Gilmour and J.O. Pruett II, M-I Swaco
Baker Oil Tools uses ‘whole-body’ learning to accelerate HSE training, improve retention
by Fiona Grant, Baker Oil Tools
Innovative casing drive system may help improve safety for crews working from heights
by Warren P Schneider, Tesco Corp
Updated ANZI standards require industry to use stronger fall protection equipment
by Jim Graef, Capital Safety
2008 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference
Theme of this year’s conference is ‘Sustainable Strategies for Today’s Realities’
Underbalanced Drilling
UB drilling of oil wells in Saudi Arabia: case history and lessons learned
by Muhammad a Muqeem, Saudi Aramco, Et Al
Drilling Technology
Deeper, more deviated wells push development of smart drill stem rotary shouldered connections
by Bruno Lefevre and William Gamisans, Vam Drilling
Completions
Challenging ultra-deepwater frontiers beckon for well construction, completion technology
by David Walker, BJ Services, Et Al
Brazil D&C Activity
Petrobras program a ‘road map’ for optimizing well construction performance
by Wajid Rasheed, Contributing Editor
IADC Connection
From the President
Wirelines
2008 IADC officers elected
News Cuttings
Departments
Drilling Ahead
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: ‘It’s all about the people you work with’ for Pride International’s Gary Casswell