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May/June 2012

Onshore Drilling
The great migration to wet plays
Liquids-rich US shales shine as industry sweet spot

by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Analyst: Numbers show that US is drilling its way to zero net oil imports
by Katherine Scott, editorial coordinator
The water challenge
Innovative solutions emerge to address one of hydraulic fracturing’s most critical concerns

by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Well depth extended in geothermal project using controlled pressure drilling
by Essam Sammat, Stephen O’Shea, Gareth Innes, Weatherford UK; Julio Kemenyfy, Darko Piscevic, GEOenergie Bayern
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Onshore MPD system enables lower mud weights for challenging wells

by J. Montilva, J. Mota, R. Billa, Shell Exploration & Production Company
Offshore Activities & Outlook
Global deepwater exploration sustains strong rig activity
Emerging East African markets add to strength of Golden Triangle

by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor
Navigating safe waters
Industry takes proactive approach to safety while anticipating GOM ramp-up

by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Dashboard concept aims to facilitate diagnostics, decision-making on BOPs
by Jim McKay, Allen Pere, BP; Clayton Simmons, Mike Doty, National Oilwell Varco; Tony Hogg, Ensco; Gavin Starling, Rock Oilfield Group
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Reentry campaign gives first-round subsea fields second chance to produce

by Sean Stright, Nelson Tears, Gregory King, ExxonMobil Development Company; Vikas Srivastava, David W. Smith, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Completions: Sand Control
Refining the grip on nature’s fine grains
Complementary tools, approaches enhance tried-and-true sand control methods

by Joanne Liou, editorial coordinator
Regional Focus: Asia Pacific
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Stable market pushes Asia Pacific rig demand

by Jeremy Cresswell, contributing editor
Legal trends shape Asia Pacific contracts
by Denys Hickey and Robin Acworth, Ince & Co Singapore
Contracts & Risk Management
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Drilling contracts evolve with industry expansion, legislative, judicial trends

by Cary A. Moomjian Jr., CAM OilServ Advisors
Drilling Optimization
Drilling optimization culture built on real-time data, communication
by Augusto Borella Hougaz, Danilo S. Gozzi, Isao Fujishima, Klaus L. Vello, Petrobras; Sandro Alves, Ian Thomson, Raul Krasuk, Frank Buzzerio, Baker Hughes
Education & Training
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

Houston programs provide industry edge

by Joanne Liou and Katherine Scott, editorial coordinators
IADC Connection
From the President: Sparking performance improvement
by Stephen Colville, IADC president
News Cuttings
Wirelines
Departments
Drilling Ahead: Are we laggards in technology adoption?
by Mike Killalea,editor & publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE&T Corner: Security programs must incorporate terrorism prevention, crisis management
by Jim Thatcher, Encana
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
People, Companies and Products
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

Perspectives: Goran Andersson, Chevron – Experiential training is the way forward

by Katherine Scott, editorial coordinator

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