March/April 2012

 Completions: Shale Fracturing

What the shales have taught us
From Barnett to Bakken, lessons learned about hydraulic fracturing have pushed unconventional production to levels once considered impossible

by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Self-removing EFDAs level stimulation access
by Dave Allison, Halliburton

 Innovating While Drilling

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Outsmarting Mother Nature

Dual-gradient drilling technologies enhance pressure control from seabed, help navigate
through precarious zones
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Rig design shift would put MPD at the ready
Possibilities of untapped resources entice, but barriers
to E&P in this remote, harsh frontier remain significant

by David Pavel, Weatherford International; Gavin Humphreys, Stena Drilling
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Wired pipe delineates safer drilling margins

by Daan Veeningen, NOV IntelliServ
The ABC’s of RFID: physics, oilfield usage
by Ted Christiansen, National Oilwell Varco; Jim Reed, Optimal Designs
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Reservoir drives choice of RSS vs mud motors

by Eric Malcore, Weatherford International Ltd
Tubular cracking: Pinpointing the cause
by Srinivasa Koneti, Samit Gokhale, Thomas Wadsworth, T.H. Hill Associates
Study simulates kick responses during MPD
by J.E. Chirinos, J.R. Smith, D.A. Bourgoyne, Louisiana State University

 Coiled Tubing

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
CT finds niches in data retrieval, plug drill-out

by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Niobrara wells prove BHA for coiled tubing
by Paul McCutchion, AnTech

 Deepwater Drilling

Riser failure study IDs well control weak links
by Mahesh Sonawane, Ryan Koska, Mike Campbell, 2H Offshore

 Regional Focus: Brazil

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
People, infrastructure challenge Brazil growth

by Katherine Scott, editorial coordinator
Real-time mapping keeps well in reservoir
by Diogo Salim, Charles Silva, Rajeev Samaroo, Ana Guedes, Jean Seydoux, Schlumberger

 Well Control

Case study: Algerian underground blowout
by Pedro Martinez Aguilar, Repsol Exploration; Michael Arnold, John Lee, Boots & Coots, a Halliburton Service

 IADC Connection

From the President: IADC stands ready for the future
by Lee Hunt, IADC president, 1990-2012
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
President’s Profile: Preserving our license to drill IADC president Stephen Colville is ready to take the association to the next level

by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Wirelines
News Cuttings

 Departments

Drilling Ahead: ‘Interesting times’ well met by IADC leaders
by Mike Killalea,editor & publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE&T Corner: Shifting gears from a culture of training to a culture of competence assurance
by Joanne Liou, editorial coordinator
People, Companies and Products
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Perspectives: Gregers Kudsk, Maersk Drilling – Industry’s joint efforts lead to advances in technology

by Joanne Liou, editorial coordinator

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