2004 IADC LEADERSHIP
|GlobalSantaFe’s Marion M Woolie elected 2004 IADC Chairman|
|IADC’s 2004 Chairman will focus on membership|
GLOBAL DRILLING OUTLOOK
|Deepwater success results in higher drilling activity|
|International demand could strain US onshore rig supply|
|ChevronTexaco initiative reduces number of drillers operator uses|
|Industry is in a multi-year cycle of improvement|
|2003 has been a year of energy surprises|
|Energy, employment, GDP are closely tied in US economy|
|ReedHycalog rig census shows stable fleet size|
|Being proactive helps avoid well control situations|
|Vertical drop bar assists snubbing operations|
|Boots & Coots tames Iraq’s oil well fires during war|
|Horizontal UB operations achieves significant production improvement|
|People, Companies and Products|
15 April 2014
The “un-drillable” is becoming drillable by using dual-gradient drilling (DGD) to remove the impact of water depth. Dale Straub, Senior Drilling Advisor at Chevron, discussed...
14 April 2014
KCA Deutag has entered into the offshore Canadian drilling sector following the award of its first contract in Canada with ExxonMobil Canada Properties. KCA Deutag was awarded...
11 April 2014
Statoil has together with the Valemon Unit partners made a gas and oil discovery in the Valemon Nord prospect in the North Sea. The discovery wells 34/10-54 S and 34/10-54 A...
11 April 2014
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected John T. Rynd as Chairman of NOIA and Cindy B. Taylor as Vice Chair of NOIA for the 2014-2015...
09 April 2014
For Abdul Samad Yusof, Head of UMW Drilling Academy, an understanding of where trainees come from is essential if one is to be able to teach them effectively, particularly...