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July/August 2019

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DC 75th Anniversary Retrospective
In celebration of our 75th anniversary, we look back at some of our archived covers from years past. Here is 1986 to 1995.
The Digital Oilfield
As drilling automation advances, building in cybersecurity resilience must remain a core consideration
by Siv Hilde Houmb, Houmbinvest AS, and Fionn Iversen, Norwegian Research Centre
Tangible results show big data is already transforming today’s oilfield
by Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher, and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
BOP case study: Data analytics used to drive efficiency in anomaly detection, maintenance and design
by Javier Franco, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Shell sounds the call for industry to collaborate, set foundation for data-centric ways of working
by Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher, and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
Audit findings reveal cybersecurity vulnerabilities across drilling rigs
by Austin Hay, Stewart Gillies and Walter Knur, Aberdeen Drilling Consultants
Case study: Technical, logistical challenges overcome to access DTS data on demand in remote location
by Andy Nelson, Tendeka
Intelligent software system aims to boost MPD’s value proposition
by Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher, and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
Regional Focus: North Sea
UK rig market turns a corner as E&A, development activities rally
by Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher, and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
Borr Drilling switches focus to rig startups amid cautiously optimistic outlook for a North Sea rebound
by Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
Dissolvable technology enhances operational efficiency of offshore completion operations on the NCS
by Vijay Kumar Keerthivasan and Tom Rune Koløy, National Oilwell Varco
Training the Next Generation
Baku Higher Oil School aims to turn country’s oil capital into human capital
Completions
Single-trip stand-alone screens cut rig time, costs in deepwater Nigeria
by Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
IADC Connection
From the President: IADC progresses young professionals engagement, knowledge retention program
by Jason McFarland, IADC President
Industry convenes workshop on human performance in well control
by Steve Kropla, IADC VP Special Projects and Member Initiatives
News Cuttings

Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: Driller’s role is fast evolving, and they need our support
by Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Simulator time, understanding of wellbore pressures underpin well control course
by Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher, and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Randy Andres, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Instructors can use real-world field experience to set students a step ahead
by Sarah Junek, Associate Editor