March/April 2008

 Rotary Steerables

Downhole motors, wired pipe, LWD sensors enhance RSS performance
Automation may be the key to next-generation, difficult-to-exploit wells
Combining RSS, LWD achieves milestone in Abu Dhabi

 Innovating While Drilling

Advances in MWD, LWD, SWD continue to give drillers ever-clearer downhole pictures
INTEQ magnetic resonance LWD tool successfully measures T2 for the first time.
by Jerry Greenberg, Contributing editor
Halliburton’s next-generation LWD sensors read faster, clearer deeper into formation
PathFinder pushes temperature, pressure limits with Survivor series of MWD/LWD
Seismic while drilling keeps bit turning to right while acquiring key real-time data
by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

Weatherford sensors track vibration to increase ROP, temperature changes for early kick detection
by Jerry Greenberg, Contributing editor

 Company Profile

Abbot Group chairman looks ahead following $2 billion First Reserve deal
by Jeremy Cresswell, Contributing editor

 Coiled Tubing Drilling

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

Bigger coil sizes, hybrid rigs and RSS advances pushing CT drilling to next level
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing editor

 Environmental Drilling & Completion Practices

Company initiatives show drilling industry is taking environmental commitment to heart
by Jerry Greenberg, Contributing editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

Bioremediation project achieves drilling, environmental objectives in Bangladesh
by Chris West, Chevron Bangladesh, Et Al

Innovative filtration process for well clean-up fluids reduces amount of water-based waste
by Thomas Blyth, Cetco Oilfield Services, Et Al

 Well Intervention / Completions

System uses downhole data to make operations smarter, reduce job time for well intervention
by Marianne Stavland, Baker Oil Tools, Et Al

 HSE Management

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

Managing Beyond zero: How to sustain and HSE program near the ultimate goal of zero incidents
by Kent Van Eaton, Grant Prideco, Et Al

 Well Control

New Generation of Subsea BOP equipment controls are smaller stronger, cleaner, smarter
by Frank Springett, National Oilwell Varco, Et Al
Impact of thermal expansion on kick tolerance should be a part of pre-drilling risk-assessment
by Inge Mosti, SPT Group, Et Al
New tool for blowout risk management allows cross communication among decision-makers
by Oystein Arild, Iris, Et Al
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

Real-time 3D visualization drilling supervision system targets ECD, downhole pressure control
by Rolv Rommetveit, Sintef, Et Al

 IADC Connection

From the President
Wirelines
News Cuttings

 Departments

Drilling Ahead
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
Trainers Corner
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Industry must stay alert with safety, well control training, says Chevron’s Dwayne McClelland

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