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|
18 August 2014
Repsol has recently run BlueDock connectors with elastomeric seals in Trinidad and Tobago. The operation took place in the Arima 2 well on a jackup platform...
15 August 2014
After more than 14 years with IADC and a career spanning 42 years, Joe Hurt, Vice President of IADC’s Onshore Division, will retire at the end of August. Mr Hurt began his career in 1974 with Noble Corp, working on land drilling rigs...
13 August 2014
OneSubsea, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Schlumberger have entered into a letter of intent to form an alliance to develop technologies and deliver...
12 August 2014
Noble Energy has signed a production-sharing contract (PSC) with Gabon government, covering Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin. Under the terms...
12 August 2014
Drilling Technological Innovations (DTI) has been awarded a contract to provide motion compensation packages for the Tiger III and Tiger IV drillships...