January/February 2010

 Critical Issues in Drilling and Completions

Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders
by Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor; Jeremy Cresswell, Jerry Greenberg and Katie Mazerov, contributing editors
John de Lange, BG Group
Matt Ralls, Rowan Companies
Nick Walker, Talisman Energy
Ron Toufeeq, Pride International
Susan Cunningham, Noble Energy
Ed Kautz, Ensign Energy Services
Siegfried Meissner, Nabors International
Tim Juran, Seadrill Americas
Derek Mathieson, Baker Hughes
Mike Williams, Schlumberger
Tore Halvorsen, FMC Technologies

 Completions

In GOM deepwater completions, sand control is big hitter that industry is still trying to master
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Ecuador completions use IDCs to control early water breakthrough, allow uniform drainage
by Ivan Vela, Petroamazonas, et al

 MPD & UBO

Is your well suitable for controlled pressure drilling? Screening methodology could help you decide
by Said Boutalbi, Weatherford International

 Health, Safety & environment

Industry should embark on new safety evolution to encourage common values in the workplace
by James J Thatcher, Encana Oil & Gas
Driver tracking, monitoring yields improvement in employee driving culture by Ron Blize, Weatherford International, et al
HSE system uses visual icons to help employees identify potential hazards by Wayne P LeBlanc, W C Safety Systems

 2010 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference Special

Conference theme is ‘Tomorrow’s Workplace: The Essential Ingredients’
Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions

 iadc connection

70th Anniversary Retrospective
IADC 2010 Officers
From the 2009 Chairman Claus Hemmingsen, Maersk: On environment, industry must walk the talk
From the 2010 Chairman Louis Raspino, Pride Internationl: Preparing tomorrow’s generation today
2010 IADC Chairman Profile
Wirelines
News Cuttings
Conference Calendar

 departments

Drilling Ahead: Once again, downturn has proven to be a good thing for technology
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: 6 steps to a comprehensive fall protection
by Christophe Chausse, Capital Safety Group
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

People, Companies & Products
Perspectives: Rustom Mody, Baker Hughes – It’s all about working together and communicating

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