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January/February 2009

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
IADC connection
2009 IADC officers
Chairman’s editorial
Guest editorial
News Cuttings
Conference Calendar
Drilling Ahead
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner
People, Companies & Products
Perspectives: Otto Santos, Petrobras University

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