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|
26 November 2014
The world is going to need one-third more oil between 2010 and 2040, with developing countries, such as China and India, accounting for a major portion in the increase in...
25 November 2014
"Big data" is taking on a new role in industry, where companies are combining the findings from geology and geophysics with new data collected from advanced technologies...
25 November 2014
Petrobras recently completed drilling the first appraisal well in the Libra area, the 3-BRSA-1255 (3-RJS-731), known as NW1. Located in the Northwest portion of the Libra block, in the pre-salt layer of the...
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...