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|
14 June 2013
The UK oil and gas industry has achieved a 48% reduction in the number of reportable hydrocarbon releases over three years, the...
12 June 2013
Atwood Oceanics has been awarded a drilling services contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Atwood Achiever by a subsidiary...
10 June 2013
Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth...
07 June 2013
Industry’s ongoing efforts to bring automation to the drilling sector will progress over time as a “natural alignment”...
05 June 2013
Julio Quintana, president and CEO for Tesco, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott...