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|
26 November 2014
The world is going to need one-third more oil between 2010 and 2040, with developing countries, such as China and India, accounting for a major portion in the increase in...
25 November 2014
"Big data" is taking on a new role in industry, where companies are combining the findings from geology and geophysics with new data collected from advanced technologies...
25 November 2014
Petrobras recently completed drilling the first appraisal well in the Libra area, the 3-BRSA-1255 (3-RJS-731), known as NW1. Located in the Northwest portion of the Libra block, in the pre-salt layer of the...
24 November 2014
Ensign Energy Services has signed contracts for two of its new ADR 1500S pad drill rigs for a major operator in the Montney area of northeast British Columbia...
21 November 2014
Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola...