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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