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January/February 2017

Critical Issues in Drilling and Completions
Critical issues in drilling & completions
Efficiency gains and safety remain key issues for industry leaders,
but data and an evolution in roles and responsibilities come to the fore

by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Amid continued rig oversupply, Transocean leverages data to drive pragmatic rig retirement decisions
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Industry must improve its resilience by prudently managing financials, continuing to recruit, develop talent
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
By learning to better leverage the power of data, industry can turn drilling from art into science
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Innovations abound in rig-site value creation as downturn stimulates contractors’ business savvy
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Earlier contractor involvement in projects, simplified procurement process can help to improve integration, technology adoption
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Operator ownership of rigs may drive significant performance gains, let contractors focus on operations
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
As roles and responsibilities evolve at the well site, contractors should think of efficient wellbore delivery, not the rig itself, as their product
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor, and Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
Islands of automation won’t drive significant drilling optimization; technology must be integrated into rig’s controls architecture
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor, and Alex Endress, Editorial Coordinator
Downturn serves as wake-up call for contractors to think differently about industry’s operating model
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Schlumberger Rig of the Future aims to optimize, integrate drilling subsystems to provide open and scalable well construction platform
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor, and Kelli Ainsworth, editorial coordinator
Health, Safety, Environment & Training
Diamond Offshore training translates human factors to rig floor operations
by Earl Williams, Diamond Offshore
IADC Gateway summit highlights importance of training entry-level employees for next market upturn
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
H&P analyzes high-potential incidents to identify precursors, enhance reporting
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
Drilling Contracts
Operators group proposes data contract addendum to effectively unlock and utilize drilling data
by Dung Nguyen, ConocoPhillips, and Tim Wiemers, Shell Global Solutions (US)
Completions
RFID technology applications help to improve efficiency, economics of completions, stimulation operations
by Euan Murdoch, Crystal Wreden and Alex Goodwin, Weatherford
2017 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Special
Young professionals development, how to close the industry’s gender gap among special sessions at 2017 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
IADC Connection
Editorial: Safety, advocacy and member service to remain key themes for IADC in 2017
by Andy Hendricks, 2017 IADC Chairman
2017 IADC Officers
2017 IADC Chairman: Don’t lose sight of safety, training, people
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
News Cuttings
Wirelines
Departments
Drilling Ahead: Green fades to black – Dirty secrets of renewables
by Mike Killalea, Editor & Publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE&T Corner: BHP Billiton reduces employee exposure to vapors from tanks through automatic tank gauging, enhanced respiratory program
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Evelyn Baldwin, Maersk Training – Drilling industry should integrate crew resource management training into all well control curriculums
by Alex Endress, Editorial Coordinator