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|
22 April 2014
Steven A. Manz will serve as Senior VP and CFO of Noble Corp’s spinoff company Paragon Offshore, a standard specification offshore drilling company, Noble announced today...
17 April 2014
Shell has made an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia in the Rosmari-1 well located 135 km offshore Malaysia in Block SK318. The well was drilled to a total depth of 2,123...
16 April 2014
Maersk Drilling has taken the delivery of its second drillship, Maersk Valiant from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage toward the...
16 April 2014
Ensco has ordered two high-specification jackups, ENSCO 140 and ENSCO 141, for delivery in mid-2016 from Lamprell’s shipyard in the United Arab Emirates. The rigs will also...
16 April 2014
In the Brookeland Field in East Texas, conventional drilling methods failed in six attempts to drill a “straightforward” horizontal wellbore. The original well had surface casing installed...