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July/August 2016

Regional Focus: North Sea
North Sea industry learning to live in world of $60 oil
Concerted effort focused on ensuring that costs in this mature region remain sustainably lower even when oil prices increase again
by Alex Endress, Editorial Coordinator
Completions
Pushing the envelope in deepwater cementing
Reverse cementing, liquid additives are addressing narrow pressure windows and shallow-water flows, while new centralizers, subs are being engineered to get casing through increasingly tight restrictions
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
Innovating While Drilling
Along-string measurements enable critical decisions, understanding of open, cased hole on structurally complex Norwegian North Sea field
by Sanna Zainoune, Sahet Keshiyev and Neil Cardy, National Oilwell Varco
GOM deepwater case studies: Hybrid bit minimizes vibrations, increases ROP, directional control
by Ryckman C. Callais, Jaime L. Butler, Baker Hughes
Studies confirm performance of salt-free non-aqueous drilling fluid, bioremediation potential of cuttings
by Jonathan Walker, J.J. Miller and Kim Burrows, Halliburton; Timothy Mander and Jared Hovan, Formerly of Halliburton
Dual cutting structure on hybrid roller cone bit increases efficiency of bridge, frac plug drill-outs
by Matt Stroever, Varel Oil & Gas Drill Bits
Water Management
Industry looks to mobile solutions, alternative transportation methods to reduce water management costs
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
IADC Connection
Safety culture taking root thanks to SEMS
Guest Column: Brian Salerno, BSEE
Wirelines
IADC Gateway program prepares new-to-industry, entry-level employees for life on a drilling rig
by Amy Rose, Director-External Relations, IADC
News Cuttings
Departments
Drilling Ahead: Can US land repeat zero fatalities if market rallies?
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE&T Corner – Human-centered design pushes reliability, safety for offshore drilling
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives – Siv Hilde Houmb, Secure-NOK: Fortify cybersecurity to avoid downtime
by Alex Endress, Editorial Coordinator