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|
04 March 2015
Sperry Drilling, a Halliburton business line, has set field records with the Quasar Pulse Service, the only M/LWD service capable of operating in harsh environments up to 392°F...
03 March 2015
Kosmos Energy announced that the CB-1 exploration well located in the Cap Boujdour permit area offshore Western Sahara encountered hydrocarbons. The well penetrated...
02 March 2015
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Eni Ghana Exploration and Production, an Eni subsidiary, for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager...
02 March 2015
The trend among drilling contractors to install walking systems on rigs has solved a major logistical problem for operators on multiwell pads – negating the need for costly...
26 February 2015
The Japanese word “hakuryu” means “white dragon.” In Asia, dragons are strongly associated with oceans. They also represent power and blessings...