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May/June 2010

Offshore well construction
Ultra-deep, shallow-water gas plays drive Gulf of Mexico market for high-spec Rowan jackups
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Technological advances enable companies to overcome challenges of drilling through salt
by Maggie Cox, editorial coordinator
ODS-Petrodata: Jackup market oversupplied, current forecast sees 86-unit surplus by Q4 2011
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Dual-gradient technology re-emerges for Chevron in GOM: A ‘new norm in drilling’?
by Maggie Cox, editorial coordinator
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
New deepwater riserless mud recovery system opens door to deepwater dual-gradient drilling
by Dave Smith, AGR Subsea, et al
Through-tubing rotary drilling intervention system coaxes more oil from aged reservoirs
by Bjarne Neumann, FMC Technologies
Development of 2.5 million-lb landing string stretches limits of manufacturing capabilities
by James N Brock, NOV, et al
Supporting subsea structures with jetted piles saves time, cost in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
by Gary D Humphrey, Fugro Geoconsulting, et al
World’s first steerable drilling liner system successfully field tested offshore Norway
by A Torsvoll, Baker Hughes, et al
Land Drilling
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
US Shales: 6,000 Tcf from sea to shining sea building a boom on $3.75 gas
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Regional Focus: ASIA PACIFIC
Asia Pacific jackup, tender markets on the mend: Activities picking up, but no boom yet
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
CNPC reorganizes into eight integrated service companies, seeking international market
by Maggie Cox, editorial coordinator
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Indonesian 2-well UBD campaign cuts reservoir damage and more in marginal heavy oil-field
by Tomoyuki Kitamura, Energy Indonesia, et al
Completions
HPHT completions demand wider operating window for equipment, recognition of reservoir parameters
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Drill Bits
Drill bit technology, performance, durability continue to meet oilfield challenges
by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor
IADC Connection
70th Anniversary Retrospective
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Generations: Past & Future Leaders
From the President: Dr Lee Hunt
Wirelines
News Cuttings
Departments
Drilling Ahead: Balanced energy strategy beats demonizing natural gas
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: 4 steps to assess, avoid musculoskeletal injury
by Maggie Cox, editorial coordinator
People, Companies and Products
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Perspectives: Jim Nicklos, Nicklos Drilling

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