July/August 2011

 Innovating While Drilling

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Drilling automation: Is resistance futile?
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
No longer niche: Expandables finally going mainstream
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Expandable liner hanger goes big in deep Gulf
by Michael (Rick) Johnson and Kevin Ardoin, Halliburton; Bill Bullard, Eni
Optimization: Taking a holistic approach
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
RCD for DP drillship takes MPD deeper
by Julmar Shaun S. Toralde, Weatherford International
Statoil: Automatic MPD a coming reality
by Alexey Pavlov, Glenn-Ole Kaasa, Statoil Research Centre

 Regional Focus: Europe

European shale gas: a long road ahead
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Tax increase hits UK North Sea sector hard
by Jeremy Cresswell, contributing editor
LWD maps path to new pay on old field
by Eirik Stueland, Talisman Energy; Matthew Spotkaeff, James Dolan and Christophe Dupuis, Schlumberger

 Completions

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Merged multilaterals system cuts time, risk
by Christopher Guidry, Charles Pleasants and Joseph Sheehan, Baker Hughes
Multilateral completions on rise but still a niche
by Diane Langley, editorial coordinator

 Fluids

Drilling mud solutions: Cracking the shale code
by Diane Langley, editorial coordinator

 Bits

Steel-body PDC bit targets shale drilling
by Charles Douglas and Brian Stanley, Smith Bits, a Schlumberger Company

 Well Control

JIP rethinks BOP leak detection for deepwater
by C Mark Franklin and Rick Cully, IPT Global; Tim Sargent, Noble Energy; Charles Brown, Hamilton Engineering; Gary W Owen, Devon Energy; Steven Griffith, Shell; Jerry Osmond, Hess Corp; Tore Grønås, Statoil

 Health, Safety, Environment & Training

2010 ISP reports slight rise in LTIs, fatalities

 IADC Connection

Editorial: Center for Offshore Safety a key step for industry to embrace real change
by Matt Ralls, 2011 IADC chairman
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Editorial: Who broke this? The fine art of finger-pointing when a rig fails
by David Reid, chairman, IADC ART Committee
IADC environmental conference spurs first-time industry dialogue with Cuba
by Diane Langley, editorial coordinator
Students get eye-opening experience at IADC Environmental Conference
by Diane Langley, editorial coordinator
Wirelines
News Cuttings

 Departments

Drilling Ahead: Shale revolution shifts to oily & international phase
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: Operator takes proactive approach to human-factors evaluation of equipment
by Sam Ranasinghe and Vikki Sanders, Atkins
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Brady Long, Ensco – Dynamic drilling industry best experienced from the inside

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