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January/February 2016

Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions
Cost management tops the list for most companies, but leaders also stress the need to not lose sight of safety, continue investments in workforce, technology
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor

Completions
Dissolvable tools, plug-less and wave fracturing among innovations delivering more efficient multistage completions
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Health, Safety, Environment & Training
Research project aims to improve safety by learning from success
by Ranveig Kviseth Tinmannsvik and Stian Antonsen, SINTEF
Regional Focus: Africa
Global oil slump puts Africa’s drilling potential on hold
Core projects appear to be going ahead, but exploration takes big hit, forcing significant dayrate cuts, rig stacking
by Alex Endress, Editorial Coordinator
2016 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference Special
Ambrose: 2016 Drilling Conference to provide resources, perspectives on how to navigate difficult market
by Alex Endress, Editorial Coordinator

IADC Connection
2016 IADC Officers
From the Chairman: 2016 Chairmanship dedicated to advocating for the workforce, enhancing IADC member value
by Tom Burke, 2016 IADC Chairman
2016 Chairman: IADC to sustain engagement with public, regulators
Tom Burke, Rowan Companies, urges industry to continue workforce development as underinvestment will leave companies scrambling when upturn comes
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Wirelines
News Cuttings
Departments
Drilling Ahead: Boom/bust: Nothing new under the sun
by Mike Killalea, Editor & Publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE&T Corner – Improved techniques, mixing units can minimize crew exposure to caustic soda on drilling rigs
by Shahram Vatanparast, Contributing Editor
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives – Dennis Moore, Marathon Oil, hopes GOM MPD project will demonstrate technology’s potential in deepwater applications
by Alex Endress, Editorial Coordinator