May/June 2006

 OFFSHORE OPERATIONS & OUTLOOK

Chevron working to partner with contractors
Noble looking further, thinking further
Diamond president: Overbuilding still years away
For now, market stays in balance
Petrobras’ aggressive E&P agenda results in sustainable self-suffiency
Sakhalin well provides valuable lessons

 ONSHORE DRILLING

Mountain Drilling built around automation, safetY
Employee training a priority at Bronco Drilling
PACE rigs aim to shorten drilling cycle
Rapid Rig big on efficiency, small on size

 CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR

Mark Childers awarded for service, innovation

 COMPLETIONS

Quick Torque connector improves rig safety, TCP efficiency for operations
Characterizing early-state physical properties, mechanical behavior of cement designs

 DRILLING FLUIDS

Sealant provides drilling in depleted sands

 MANAGED PRESSURE DRILLING & UNDERBALANCED OPERATIONS

Blending MPD, casing drilling
Finding ways to improve UBD hole cleaning

 DEA UPDATE

Project seeks to qualify tubular connections

 INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF ENERGY CENTRES & MUSEUMS

IADC leading effort to improve industry’s public image

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