July/August 2000

 NORTH SEA: COSTS MUST BE LOWERED, SAFETY ENHANCED

UKCS costs must be cut to remain competitive
Norway’s offshore sector faces a reorganization
Step change in safety is a top North Sea priority
LOGIC aims to double the value of UKCS wells
North Comorant sidetrack times are cut in half
Cuttings re-injection can solve disposal problems

 INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY BOOSTS WELL EFFICIENCY, SAFETY

Technology limits environmental impact of drilling
Anaconda drilling system nears commercial rollout
Training, control ensure success of offshore underbalanced drilling
Simulation can help optimize drilling and cut costs

 IADC NEWS

Hedrick: Proposed ergonomics rules pose problems

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