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July/August 2018

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The Digital Oilfield
Drilling in the digital age: A new world begins to take shape
In a digital world, it’s software, not big iron, that’s driving hefty changes in well planning and construction, workflows, training, security
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
Blockchain 101: 7 fundamental things to know in the drilling industry
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Transocean keeps focus on business strategy, customer alignment as it embraces ‘creative destruction’ through digital transformation
by Jose Gutierrez, Transocean Technology and Innovation
Maersk looks beyond traditional rig downtime scope, adopts data-based approach to reduce operator NPT
by Peter Emil Sorensen, Peter E.J. Andresen and Jacob Fog Odgaard, Maersk Drilling
Adoption of data infrastructure, data-centric disciplines empowers OEM in digital transformation
by Gilbert Chahine, National OilWell Varco
Regional Focus: North Sea
Rig demand, dayrate movements point to recovery in North Sea
Demand for semisubmersibles proving to be especially strong as operators ramp up development drilling amid stronger oil prices by Karen Boman, Associate Editor
Piper Alpha 30th anniversary: Industry must not let complacency set in, lessons learned be forgotten
by Karen Boman, Associate Editor
Simulation verification plays key role in success of Aasta Hansteen dual barge floatover operation
by Karen Boman, Associate Editor
Regional Focus: Brazil
Deputy Mining and Energy Minister: Open dialogue inspiring confidence in regulatory framework, taking Brazil from promise to reality
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Completions
IOGP JIP, configurable equipment platforms propel industry toward standardized completion designs
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
IADC Connection
Guest Editorial: Evolving technology, industry standards drive evolution of IADC training programs
by Mark Denkowski, IADC Vice President – Accreditation Operations
Alan Spackman retires after career dedicated to offshore safety, regulations
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
News Cuttings

Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: Is this just another cycle, or is it really different this time?
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Amid automation and digitalization, new job requirements call for new hiring practices
by Karen Boman, Associate Editor
People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Kenny Baker, Cactus Drilling — Safety starts with leadership demonstrating that they care about every individual on the rig
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor