July/August 2010

 Gulf of Mexico Drilling Moratorium

Ruling halts drilling moratorium for now, but Salazar working on new order
by Mike Killalea, editor & publisher
IADC working with members, government to resume drilling
by Mike Killalea, editor & publisher

 eUROPEAN dRILLING & tECHNOLOGIES

Seadrill: With Statoil active again, Norwegian market looking up for 2010
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Maersk Drilling: Helping operators get the most out of modern rig fleet to be focus in 2010
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
North Sea discoveries: UK’s Tybalt, Catcher, Norway’s Draupne, Beta among hot prizes
by Jeremy Cresswell, contributing editor
NPD: Norway looks to natural gas, increased exploration, EOR techniques to boost production
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Drilling optimization enhances development of harsh-environment East Shetland fields
by Charles Taylor, Enquest PLC, et al

 Innovating While Drilling

New seismic-while-drilling systems may help operators navigate complex well paths
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Successful monobore expandable liner extension deployment saves difficult well onshore Egypt
S-well profile, batch drilling, LWD systems push performance on Tullow’s fast-tracked Jubilee
by Ian Garrett, Tullow Oil, et al
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Directional casing while drilling applied to improve high-angle top-hole drilling from producing platform
by Graeme Dawson, Schlumberger, et al
Using right selection criteria key to successful slim-well designs with solid expandables
by Tony Furniss, Enventure Global Technology, et al
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Ultra-large diameter bit designed for GOM salt sections through cutting-structure solutions
by Steve Barton, NOV Downhole, et al

 Completions

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Open-hole applications testing multi-zone completions, expandable tools to new limits
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

 Drilling Fluids

Advances in high-performance drilling fluids enhance wellbore strength, help curb loss
by Maggie Cox, editorial coordinator

 Lifting/mechanical handling & HSE

Environmental benefits may outweigh higher initial costs for readily biodegradable lubricants
by Mark Miller, Terresolve Technologies
Lift plans must tackle key questions in planning
by Brandon Verret, Sparrows Training
Simulators create immersive role-playing environments for team-based lifting training
by Arnold Free, CMLabs Simulations
Global drilling industry pushes LTI rate down to record-low 0.37 while fatalities unchanged

 IADC Connection

70th Anniversary Retrospective
From the President: Dr Lee Hunt
Guest Editorial: Steve Gangelhoff, Northern Offshore
Wirelines
News Cuttings

 Departments

Drilling Ahead: Suspending drilling is non-solution that will only beget more problems
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: Taking lessons in standardization, discipline from fighter pilot training to offshore drilling
by Maggie Cox, editorial coordinator
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Sara Shayegi, Hess Corp

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 30 January 2015

    Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips advancing Paleogene discoveries in deepwater GOM

    Chevron and BP will collaborate with ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore leases...

  • 29 January 2015

    PetroQuip deploys BigFoot toe sleeve in Anadarko Basin

    PetroQuip Energy Services successfully implemented its revolutionary toe sleeve, BigFoot, in a recent horizontal completion for an independent operator...

  • 27 January 2015

    US EIA: Lower 48 oil production outlook stable despite expected rig count reduction

    The sharp decline in oil prices over Q4 2014, which has continued in January, is already having a significant effect on drilling activity in the US, according...

  • 27 January 2015

    Hess announces 2015 capital, exploratory budget

    Hess Corp announced a 2015 capital and exploratory budget of $4.7 billion, a 16% reduction from its 2014 actual spend of $5.6 billion. Of this, $2.1 billion (45%) is budgeted for unconventional shale resources...

  • 26 January 2015

    Young professionals program at SPE/IADC Drilling Conference to target future leaders of the industry

    The oil and gas industry is constantly looking to the future. Whether this comes in the form of pushing the limits of pressure...

  • Read more news