May/June 2004

 REGIONAL OFFSHORE OUTLOOK

US Gulf of Mexico is puzzling market
Latin American countries could see mixed activity
North Sea sees more interest by independents
West Africa markets see increasing opportunities
More offshore rigs ordered on speculation than with contract
Offshore drillers face challenges of initiatives
Offshore Technology Conference offers the latest technology, innovationd

 FEATURES

Contractors, operators receive MMS SAFE Awards
Iraqi contractors, operators look to the future
Downhole air diverter can improve performance
Orion Drilling plans to expand through newbuild rigs
Capstar Drilling has five-year newbuild rig plan

 CONFERENCES

IADC World Drilling 2004 set for 1-2 July in Dubrovnik, Croatia
DEA Workshop examines step change in technology
Contracts & Risk Conference set for 4 November
Call for abstracts for IADC Well Control Conferences
Drilling Onshore America examines current issues for land contractors

 DRILLING FLUIDS

Fluid monitoring service raises bar in HTHP wells
Pre-treating fluids with lost circulation materials
Synthetic fluid increases ROP by as much as 117%
Hydraulic fluids help meet environmental concerns

 Departments

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Capital Wirelines
Editorials
IADC Connections
Contractor News
People, Companies & Products

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