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|
30 January 2015
Chevron and BP will collaborate with ConocoPhillips to explore and appraise 24 jointly-held offshore leases in the northwest portion of Keathley Canyon...
29 January 2015
PetroQuip Energy Services successfully implemented its revolutionary toe sleeve, BigFoot, in a recent horizontal completion for an independent operator...
27 January 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over Q4 2014, which has continued in January, is already having a significant effect on drilling activity in the US, according...
27 January 2015
Hess Corp announced a 2015 capital and exploratory budget of $4.7 billion, a 16% reduction from its 2014 actual spend of $5.6 billion. Of this, $2.1 billion (45%) is budgeted for unconventional shale resources...
26 January 2015
The oil and gas industry is constantly looking to the future. Whether this comes in the form of pushing the limits of pressure...