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May/June 2018

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Onshore Drilling
Permian still dominates as onshore market tightens, rig rates rise
Higher dayrates, activities allowing contractors to invest in rig upgrades, re-hire employees; however, production growth may lead to oversupply and price dip later in 2018, hindering recovery
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
Oxy overcomes Delaware Basin challenges, doubles footage per day with advanced rigs, optimized well plans and drilling practices
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
Offline operations in the Eagle Ford help Marathon Oil to reduce flat time on critical path of drilling rig
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Completions
Fracturing innovations target improved equipment durability, optimized proppant placement
by Karen Boman, Associate Editor
Casing, couplings manufacturers develop new materials, designs to keep pace with evolving demands in fracking long laterals
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
Offshore Market & Technologies
State of offshore rig market is all about rig supply – yet nobody knows how many offshore rigs there are in the market anymore
by David Carter Shinn, Bassoe Offshore
Noble, GE collaborate to create digital rigs that leverage predictive analytics and digital twins to take maintenance off the critical path
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
Noble drives down completion time for Tamar 8 well by adopting new designs for temporary P&A, BHAs
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
Bonded composite reinforcement technology designed to replace hot work, reduce time, costs and hazards during FPSO repairs
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
Drilling Rigs and Technologies
Planning, temporary mitigation critical for industry to effectively comply with revised API standards
by Gary McQuade, Aberdeen Drilling Consultants
Roles, scope of real-time operating centers, support technicians evolve within modern drilling ecosystem
by Seth Robert, William Fiffick, Drew Davis and Robert Guillory, Canrig Drilling Technology; Joshua Myers, Nabors Drilling Solutions; Chakra Mandava, Nabors Corporate Services
IADC Connection
Guest Editorial: Internal realignment strengthens IADC’s strategic advocacy efforts for the industry
by Liz Craddock, IADC VP-Policy & Government Affairs
News Cuttings

Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: So long, wrench — Welcome to the digital drilling revolution
by Mike Killalea, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: OU study indicates potential for real-time eye tracking to improve driller’s situational awareness, decision making
by Kelli Ainsworth Robinson, Associate Editor
People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Robin Macmillan, National Oilwell Varco — Automation advances key to achieving predictability, consistency in drilling process
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor