March/April 2010

 Innovating While Drilling

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Rotary steerables: cost, reliability still key
by Linda Hsieh, Assistant Managing Editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Mono-diameter expandable drilling liner in deepwater – are we ready or not?
by Nitesh Kumar, Statoil, et al
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Dynamic load expansion bench takes new approach to expandable connections testing
by Richard Delange, Weatherford International, et al
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Field tests show aluminum drill pipe can extend operating envelope for ERD
by Mark Jenkins, Baker Hughes, et al
Hardbanding reapplication specs could be more critical than initial specs
by Bob Miller, Postle Industries
Real-time geosteering software enhances data-sharing, updating
by Richard Pelling, Paradigm, et al

 Regional Focus: Latin America

Mexican, South American fortunes sway with the global tide
by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor

 Coiled Tubing

Coiled tubing pushing limits by going bigger, expanding niche applications
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Custom Nabors rig built for coiled-tubing MPD enables North Slope redevelopment project
by Clyde Treybig, Nabors Alaska, et al

 Completions: Well Intervention

RFID, open-hole packers advancing well interventions; gaps remain in subsea, batteries
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

 Well Control

Well control simulation software enhancing pre-drill planning, reducing risk of ‘big events’
by Maggie Cox, editorial coordinator
Development of the 20,000-psi subsea BOP stack
by Melvyn F Whitby, Cameron Drilling Systems, et al

 Drilling Technology

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
To truly improve drilling efficiency, ROP is only one among many performance qualifiers
by Graham Mensa-Wilmot, Chevron – Maxdrill Team, et al
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
IADC ART Committee looks to past, present to prepare for future technologies
by Frank Springett, National Oilwell Varco, et al

 Health, Safety and Environment

GPS tracking systems help save fuel, labor costs, enhance road safety
by Lonnie Nietermayer, Pioneer Well Services

 IADC Connection

70th Anniversary Retrospective
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Generations: Past & Future Leaders
From the President: Dr Lee Hunt
Wirelines
News Cuttings

 Departments

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Drilling Ahead: To MPD or not to MPD?
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
Offshore Technology Conference
HSE Corner: Competent water management system can protect rig employee health
by Tjarda Den Dunnen, Hatenboer-Water BV, et al
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Dan Mueller, ConocoPhillips

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