January/February 2014

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 Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions

Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

by Linda Hsieh, managing editor; Joanne Liou, associate editor; Katie Mazerov, and Astrid Wynne, contributing editors; Amy Rose, IADC Director of External Relations

 Regional Focus: Latin America

The Latin American puzzle
From Brazil pre-salt to Venezuela heavy oil to Argentina shales, diverse region demands industry innovation, flexibility
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Integrated service steers smooth wellbore to TD in Brazil’s pre-salt
by Jerry Webb, Weatherford

 Health, Safety, Environment & Training

Integrated sustainability concepts enhance site remediation, restoration
by Myna D. Letlow, Dina C. Kuykendall, Chris C. Clodfelter, Baker Hughes


Subsea innovations:
Building reliability into complex, high-risk world

New subsea tree designs, simpler connection systems and remote technologies among advances helping to enhance recovery, field life
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

 2014 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference Special

Plenary session to discuss importance of internal resources to develop unconventional gas production
by Lauren Wolfson, Editorial Assistant
Exclusive roundup of abstracts from 18 technical sessions

 IADC Connection

IADC Board elects 2014 officers
Jay Minmier: Competency-driven projects to mark 2014 IADC chairmanship
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
From the Chairman: IADC leads united front to enhance competency across drilling industry
by Jay Minmier, 2014 IADC Chairman
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: New initiatives and new look for IADC
by Mike Killalea, editor & publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Training program targets crews working with equipment in hazardous locations

by Joanne Liou, associate editor
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Marta Lafuente, Vallourec – Industry acceptance of innovation is priceless
by Lauren Wolfson, Editorial Assistant


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