|US Gulf of Mexico rig market experiencing full employment|
|West Africa could face shortage of deepwater rigs|
|Southeast Asia contractors experience accelerating high dayrates|
|Offshore contractors face a storm surge of new regulations|
|IADC launches ballast control and stability program|
|Two new semisubmersibles delivered to GlobalSantaFe|
CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
|Helmerich & Payne IDC’s Alan Orr named Contractor of the Year|
ONSHORE DRILLING AND EQUIPMENT
|US onshore activity nearing its 2001 level|
|New lightweight rig is built for European operations|
|New rig takes advantage of proven technologies to increase well value|
|Drilling Onshore America Conference Preview|
|High performance water-base fluids improve drilling|
|Deep gas drilling fluid challenges|
|R&D validates effectiveness of aphron drilling fluids|
|Drilling fluid eliminates sag, other weight problems|
|PDO’s Haz-ID contrasts safe/unsafe procedures|
|Malta becoming logistical jump-off point for Libya|
|Basic Energy Services gets its feet wet with inland dill barges|
|DEA projects updated at 2005 first quarter meeting|
|IADC World Drilling 2005 is set for 9-10 June in Rome|
|People, Companies & Products|
26 August 2014
Aquaterra Energy has launched a riser monitoring system (RMS) that uses a combination of direct riser strain measurement, subsea data logging and riser analysis processing...
26 August 2014
Predictive maintenance programs and process safety on drilling rigs are important elements of asset integrity. However, those protocols require collaboration, communication...
22 August 2014
Ryan Directional Services, a division of Nabors, has selected Alcoa’s FarReach alloy drill pipe for its onshore horizontal-drilling applications…
18 August 2014
Repsol has recently run BlueDock connectors with elastomeric seals in Trinidad and Tobago. The operation took place in the Arima 2 well on a jackup platform...
15 August 2014
After more than 14 years with IADC and a career spanning 42 years, Joe Hurt, Vice President of IADC’s Onshore Division, will retire at the end of August. Mr Hurt began his career in 1974 with Noble Corp, working on land drilling rigs...