March/April 2009

 Innovating While Drilling

 Innovations in MWD/LWD and drill pipe technologies address key operator concerns and needs, put previously impossible wells into reach
Case study: Hostile-environment LWD allows efficient oil recovery in HPHT field
New litho neutron density tool features shorter length, wireless capability
Acoustic telemetry, with multiple nodes in drillstring, used to achieve distributed MWD
by P L Camwell, Xact Downhole Telemetry, et al
Along-string pressure, temperature measurements hold revolutionary promise for downhole management
High-strength, thin-wall, all-steel drill pipe may provide solution for ultra-extended-reach wells
by Lou Elliott, VAM Drilling, et al
Lightweight, ultra-high-strength drill pipe may meet demands of ERD, critical deep drilling
by Michael Jellison, Grant Prideco
Company taking aerospace alloys to oil/gas
by Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor

 Well Intervention

New technologies make well intervention faster, more accurate, cost-efficient, more reliable
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

 Completions

Review & update: Expandable technologies gain traction through accumulated experience
by Carl F Stockmeyer, Baker Hughes Incorporated, et al

 Drill Bits

Innovative, application-specific drill bit designs prove value, help operators set drilling records
by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor

 Health, Safety and Environment

Maersk Drilling launches Green Rig project
by Malgorzata Krupa, Maersk Drilling
Training program empowers employees to be safety heroes
by David Crochet, Hercules Offshore
Environmentally Friendly Drilling program targets low-impact drilling technologies
by Richard C Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center, et al
As major offshore player, drilling industry must show leadership in corporate ocean responsibility
by Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council

 Asset Integrity

Stakeholders must understand, share asset integrity responsibilities, Dutch regulators say by Don Hannegan, Weatherford International

 Well Control

In workover and well-servicing situations, well control commands special considerations by Richard Debuys, Wild Well Control

 iadc connection

Guest editorial: Bud Danenberger, MMS
IADC Career Connection: a success story
Wirelines
News Cuttings

 departments

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D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: Oman training center supports safety, operational goals
People, Companies & Products
Perspectives: David Reid, NOV, driven by passion for rigs

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