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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
Wirelines
News Cuttings
Conference Calendar
departments
Drilling Ahead
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner
People, Companies & Products
Perspectives: Otto Santos, Petrobras University

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