March/April 2013

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 Completions: Cementing

Cementing: Taking in lessons learned
Industry engaged in all-out effort to strengthen standards, testing, placement for better wellbore integrity
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

Plug locator system mitigates cement plug displacement risks
by Rebecca Caldwell and Bill Putman, Weatherford
New cementing method uses pipe movement to maximize displacement
by Calvin Holt, Nilesh Lahoti and Vince Fortier, Tesco Corp

 Drill Pipe

Harsh environments, extended drilling envelopes steer drill pipe evolution
Need for higher efficiency, lower repair costs, real-time downhole data drive innovations in pipes, hardbanding
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

 Regional Focus: Latin America

Latin America: Growth expected across the board
Brazil remains forerunner in diverse continent of expanding E&P
by Katherine Scott, associate editor

Logging data linked in real time mitigate drilling complications
by M. Ribeiro, V. Costa, R. Guedes, P. Bittencourt, OGX; Paolo Ferraris, Ana Beatriz Guedes Domingues, Schlumberger

 Innovating While Drilling

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
GOM deepwater well puts dual-gradient drilling on the map
by Katherine Scott, associate editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Steering capabilities broaden drilling with casing/liner applications
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

Upfront planning, operational strategy key to MPD success
by Hassan Malik, Evantage Energy Inc

 Coiled Tubing

Real-time capabilities, inspection systems fine-tune coiled tubing
by Joanne Liou, associate editor

 Environmental Stewardship

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Environment and drilling: It’s not one or the other
Industry building environmental stewardship into rigs, technologies, operations, enhancing emergency preparedness and public outreach
by Joanne Liou, associate editor

Emergency response: Industry builds an equipped community
by TJ Engstrom, Clean Harbors

 Well Control

Improving well control calls for continuous evaluation of barriers
by John Shaughnessy, Signa Engineering

 IADC Connection

Guest Editorial: Time is right for US to expand OCS access
by Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association
IADC introduces the Red Thread
by Amy Rose, IADC director of external relations
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
IADC pushes forward on KSA project, calls for more industry participation
by Katherine Scott, associate editor
IADC kicks off technical pubs projects
by Amy Rose, IADC director of external relations
IADC updating Drilling Manual, Deepwater Well Control Guidelines
by Amy Rose, IADC director of external relations
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
News Cuttings

Wirelines

 Departments

Drilling Ahead: Webinar on competency clarifies complex topic
by Mike Killalea,editor & publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
Accident precursor program under development to prevent major hazards
by Smarty Mathew John, ABS; Ole Magnus Nyheim and Jan Dahlsveen, Safetec Nordic AS, ABS Group People, Companies & Products Advertisers Index
People, Companies and Products
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Perspectives: Trent Latshaw, Latshaw Drilling – Lessons learned in setbacks lead to greater success
by Joanne Liou, associate editor

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