2000 IADC/SPE DRILLING CONFERENCE SPECIAL
|Drilling rigs: High-technology newbuilds move into action|
|Bit technology improves PDCs, roller-cone seals and hydraulics|
|Environment: Cuttings re-injection moves to fore|
|Drilling problems: Techniques aim at improving drilling performance|
|Tubulars: Titanium drill pipe, hole cleaning, stress release and more|
|Drilling equipment: Improvements from data recording to slim hole|
|Case histories I: HPHT, riserless drilling, cementing|
|Special drilling problems cover technical, management issues|
|Drilling fluids: Formates, exotic mud systems enhance efficiency|
|Directional drilling: Improving efficiency and control|
|Performance improvement and evaluation methods outlined|
|Advanced drilling mechanics: Stick-slip, string vibration, thrusters|
|Milling and reaming: Opening many “windows of opportunity”|
|Nabors USA beefs up 3,000-hp rig with latest technology|
|New Bentec pipehandling systems work fine on Deutag land rigs|
|People & Companies|
24 November 2014
Ensign Energy Services has signed contracts for two of its new ADR 1500S pad drill rigs for a major operator in the Montney area of northeast British Columbia...
21 November 2014
Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola...
19 November 2014
When Statoil entered the North American onshore industry in 2008, it was a non-operator in a joint venture (JV) with Chesapeake in one shale play. Since then, Norwegian-based…
18 November 2014
Opportunities abound for the drilling industry even in an environment of high costs and falling oil prices, Randall D. Stilley, President & CEO of Paragon Offshore, said...
18 November 2014
It has been more than four years since Macondo, and the long-term effects of the oil spill are still being determined. “Oil is a natural substance that can be degraded...