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March/April 2019

DC 75th Anniversary Retrospective
In celebration of our 75th anniversary, we look back at some of our archived covers from years past. In this issue, 1960 to 1975.
Completions: Well Intervention
Well maintained
Automated, integrated equipment, more powerful diagnostics and wireline renaissance boost intervention efficiency
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Intervention equipment, planning can mitigate complexities that come with multiwell pad spacing
by Joe Coleman and Cliff Meade, Wild Well Control
Innovating While Drilling
IADC launches DDR Plus to enable more granular data collection, support industry’s digital revolution
by Mike Killalea, Adviser
North Sea HPHT case study: Monitoring of underreamer function status confirms in-gauge hole
by Tom Huggett, National Oilwell Varco; Mohammad Alahmad and Oliver Eatough, Total
Rethinking approach to testing, design of MPD choke control systems may lead to simplification
by Babak Akbari, Louisiana State University
New-generation shaped cutter elements expand capabilities of PDC bits to boost ROP, efficiency
by Wiley Long, Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company
New data transfer protocol aims to bring Netflix streaming speeds to offshore drilling operations
by Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
Hybrid system taps benefits of both MPD, underbalanced drilling, opens new horizons in southern Pakistan
by Qasim Ashraf, Weatherford International
Regional Focus: Brazil
Modest signs indicate a comeback may be in the offing for Brazil
Industry remains in survival mode, but regulatory reforms and technical innovations are setting the stage for a transition toward a brighter future
by Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
IADC Connection
From the President: Industry must commit to next generation just as it’s committed to innovation, safety
by Jason McFarland, IADC President
Killalea retires from IADC with legacy of leadership and innovation
by Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
News Cuttings

Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: In skills shortage, if we fail to prepare, we’re preparing to fail
by Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Human factors integration puts spotlight
on context first, the individual second

by Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Eamonn Young, Young Co Trucking – Good communication is key to achieve rig move efficiency in a fast-paced, 24-hour cycle
by Sarah Junek, Associate Editor