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March/April 2011

Innovating While Drilling
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Minimizing uncertainty: Geosteering advances keep wellbores in sweet spot
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Deeper, more deviated wells push pipe limits
by Thomas M. Redlinger and John McCormick, Weatherford International
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Stick-slip workshop highlights mitigation technologies, needs
by Keith WomeR, KWTS; Dustin Torkay, Gino Villanueva, Seawell Americas; Thomas Geehan, M-I SWACO; Jan Brakel, Shell; Dimitrios Pirovolou, Schlumberger; David Reid, National Oilwell Varco; Mike Killalea, IADC
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Remote workflows put digital resources to work to reduce NPT
by Hamayun Raja and Rich Dodds, Halliburton
2-in-1 bit: Dual cutting structure boosts ROP
by Keith Smelker, Shell; Connie Burch, Mark Freeman and Floyd Felderhoff, Baker Hughes
Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
UBD unlocks pay in North Sea wells
by Geoff Gough, Steven Talbot and Hasse Moos, DONG Energy
Managing kick/loss cycles in East Java
by Ganesha Rinku Darmawan, Surjanto Djoko Susilo, Pertamina EP Indonesia; Julmar Shaun S. Toralde, Andi Eka Prasetia and Sisworo, Weatherford International
Regional Focus: Brazil
Brazil: On the straightaway in an energy marathon
by Diane Langley, editorial coordinator
Completions
Sand control case histories: Shape memory polymers, resins, shunt tubes
by Diane Langley, editorial coordinator
Coiled Tubing
CT logging service leverages powers of fiber-optic telemetry
by Mubarak Dhufairi, Saudi Aramco; Vidal Noya, Schlumberger
Drilling Technology
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Low-force shear rams add value to today’s BOPs
by Frank Springett, Eric Ensley, Darrin Yenzer, National Oilwell Varco; Scott Weaver, Noble Drilling Corp
IADC Connection
From the President: We’ve only just begun…
Wirelines
News Cuttings
Departments
Drilling Ahead: Industry must engineer for simplicity, standardization
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: Ten secrets that can raise your company’s organizational safety quotient
by Doug Brown, BST
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Joe Eustace, Pioneer Drilling – Making a difference in well servicing, safety

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