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|
14 June 2013
The UK oil and gas industry has achieved a 48% reduction in the number of reportable hydrocarbon releases over three years, the...
12 June 2013
Atwood Oceanics has been awarded a drilling services contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Atwood Achiever by a subsidiary...
10 June 2013
Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth...
07 June 2013
Industry’s ongoing efforts to bring automation to the drilling sector will progress over time as a “natural alignment”...
05 June 2013
Julio Quintana, president and CEO for Tesco, speaks with Drilling Contractor associate editor Katherine Scott...