May/June 2009

 ONSHORE DRILLING

US land drillers wait out the painful market slump, hopeful of strong recovery
by Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor
New-concept land rig design based on parallel operations
by Frank Springett, National Oilwell Varco
Technology briefs: Land drilling innovations

 OFFSHORE DRILLING

In Gulf of Mexico, deepwater and Shelf markets face disparate futures
by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor
The perfect storm: Offshore drillers adjust to changing environment
by Tom Kellock, ODS-Petrodata
Micro-flux control, E-CD continuous circulation valves allow operator to reach HPHT reservoirs
by Angelo Calderoni, ENI, et al
Design criteria, planning critical for deepwater well testing in HPHT developments
by Hercilio P.S. Filho, Petrobras, et al

 BRAZIL

Despite global recession, Petrobras pushes ahead to develop pre-salt discoveries
by Jeremy Cresswell, contributing editor
Shallow water projects gaining importance offshore Brazil
by Jeremy Cresswell, contributing editor

 COMPLETIONS

Innovations filling in technology gaps in deepwater Gulf of Mexico completions
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

 Health, Safety & environment

Drilling industry must match environmental culture to safety culture
by Claus V Hemmingsen, Maersk Drilling, IADC 2009 CHAIRMAN
People and the environment: Operator implements system to manage fluids selection
by Reagan James, ConocoPhillips Scandinavia, et al
Can UBD flaring reduce global CO2 emissions? Possibly
by Dave Elliott, Shell E&P, et al
Low-emissions generator uses catalyst system to reduce NOx
by Ted Christiansen, National Oilwell Varco
Global workforce means culture, language, regional laws are relevant in HSE reporting
by Kinga E Doris, Pride International, et al

 TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

Condition-based maintenance could help improve drilling contractors’ equipment reliability, performance
by Karl Faller, TI-Data

 iadc connection

From the chairman: Taking the lead towards better environmental performance
From the president: Promoting dialogue on asset integrity challenges
SCA Chapter celebrates 10th anniversary
Wirelines
News Cuttings
Conference Calendar

 departments

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D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner
People, Companies & Products
Perspectives: Naresh Kumar, Jindal Drilling

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