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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

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