May/June 2007

 Special Marine Section

A new Gulf of Mexico
Pemex must vie with tight global demand for semis
Design evolution of a subsea BOP
Latest newbuild technologies emphasize safety, performance
Industry gets ready for 2007 hurricanes as mooring JIP nears completion, API guide updated
GSF builds on successes of Development Driller semis
Offshore drillers poised to enter new era of drilling
Flotation of 10 3/4-in. liner used to reach beyond 10 km
IMO, EPA pose regulatory challenges for offshore

 Onshore Drilling

Outlook mixed as US land drillers face softening prices, stacked rigs, more newbuilds
US land outlook calls for modest growth, steady demand
Canadian drillers wait for strong ’08 as activities slow down for spring
Noise management practices enable drilling in densely populated areas

 Drilling Fluids

Advanced technology makes new use of age-old drilliing fluid agent
Synthetic-based fluid with constant rheology reduces downholes losses
Caesium formate brines used as workover suspension suspension fluids in HPHT field development
10 tips to improve drilling fluid performance from Baroid, M&D Industries

 Well Intervention

Well intervention system works the smart way

 Completions

Lessons learned on sand control failure, workover in Magnolia deep waters

 DEA Roundup

DEA joint industry projects investigate host of drilling challenges

 IADC CONNECTION

Editorial
Career Connection
International Forum of Energy Centres & Museums
Wirelines

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