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January/February 2018

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Critical Issues in Drilling and Completions
Automation, digitalization pave path for drilling contractors seeking to align with operator KPIs, reap better rewards for better performance
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor

Health, Safety, Environment & Training
Analysis of competence assurance programs reveals best practices, evolving policies, common challenges
by Brooke Polk, IADC, and Dave Demski, Workforce Impact
5 principles for upgrading your behavior-based safety programs
by Susan Murphy, DEKRA
Completions
Proppant intensity may increase by 35% in Permian Basin before reaching optimal economics
by Ryan Peacock, Brandon Stackhouse and Purav Patel, McKinsey Energy Insights
Comparison of Haynesville wells shows benefits of tighter cluster spacing, higher proppant loads
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
2018 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference Special
2018 IADC/SPE Drilling Conference offers forum to share technical expertise, learn from industry peers
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
IADC Connection
From the Chairman: Safety, quality, diverse workforce will pave path to better industry, future innovations
by Steven Brady, 2018 IADC Chairman
2018 IADC Officers
2018 IADC Chairman to focus on outreach, competency, advocacy
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Entrepreneurs pitch new technologies at IADC’s ART Spark Tank
by Eva Vigh, Editorial Coordinator
News Cuttings

Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: OCS plan offers opportunity, but great responsibility
by Mike Killalea, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Digital checklist for field service representatives improves accountability and service quality, standardizes rig engagement
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Christine Lederer, Rowan Companies – Drilling industry must better publicize its efforts to reduce environmental impact
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate editor