Critical issues in drilling & completions
|DC talks with industry experts on the challenges ahead
by Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor; Jeremy Cresswell, Jerry Greenberg and Katie Mazerov, contributing editors
|Front-end engineering is key to better projects – Don Jacobsen, Hess Corp|
|Personnel must not be sacrificed in soft cycle – Ed Jacob, Grey Wolf Drilling|
|‘Big hitter’ technologies to be focus in ’09 – Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations|
|Industry must guard against knee-jerk reactions – Matt Simmons, Simmons & Co|
|Selective isolation technologies still falling short – Carl T Montgomery, ConocoPhillips|
|In downturn, fundamentals can’t be overlooked – Mark Burns, ENSCO Offshore|
|Competing on performance, not bottom dollar – Brian Taylor, KCA DEUTAG|
|Technology is key to mitigating drilling hazards – Carel Hoyer, Weatherford|
|Pushing the envelope on LWD, geosteering – Ian Falconer, Schlumberger|
|HPHT, coupling technologies vital for deepwater – Dave Tucker, VetcoGray/Hydril Pressure Control|
Health, Safety and Environment
|Highly automated drilling fluids system improves HSE and efficiency, reduces personnel needs
by Jon Gunnerod, Susana Serra, Maria Palacios-Ticas, National Oilwell Varco; Ove Kvarne, BP
|Cultivating employee competence: Rowan takes journey that begins with the end in mind
by Jean-Francois Basse, Rowan Drilling UK
Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced operations
|Offshore drilling hazard mitigation: Controlled pressure drilling redefines what is drillable
by Don Hannegan, Weatherford International
2009 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference
|Plenary sessions tackle event theme of ‘Total Value Drilling: Right People, Right Process, Right Technology’|
|Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions|
|2009 IADC officers|
|D&C Tech Digest|
|People, Companies & Products|
|Perspectives: Otto Santos, Petrobras University|
06 December 2013
Statoil, with co-venturer ExxonMobil, made its fifth discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania. The discovery of an additional 2 to 3 Tcf of natural gas in place in...
05 December 2013
National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has formed NOW Inc to serve as the independent, publicly traded distribution company for its proposed plan to spin off to its shareholders...
04 December 2013
Noble Energy has discovered oil at the Dantzler exploration well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and natural gas at the Tamar Southwest (SW) exploration well...
27 November 2013
“If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.” Citing this African proverb at an IADC...
27 November 2013
An automated system from Halliburton aims to help the industry analyze rig activity to more precisely identify...