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November/December 2005

ELECTION OF 2006 IADC OFFICERS
CA DEUTAG’s Claus Chur elected 2006 IADC Chairman
IADC’s 2006 Chairman will take advantage of diverse membership to further strengthen Association
GLOBAL DRILLING OUTLOOK
Global E&P and drilling activity is bright, even with lower commodity pricing
ReedHycalog Rig Census confirms significant fleet size and utilization gains in the US and Canada
Hurricanes impact US Gulf but market conditions are strengthening
PACIFIC RIM DRILLING
Southeast Asian rig demand and dayrates continue to soar
Understanding pressure to avoid well control issues in the Duri field
WELL CONTROL
Gas broach leads to unique relief well intervention to protect production platform
Planning helps reduce well control events
Today’s complex drilling operations demand sophisticated well-control modeling tools
Well control modeling effective in risk management, decision making
MANAGED PRESSURE DRILLING
Pride International’s near-surface BOP concept can increase water depths of Amethyst Class semisubmersibles
DRILLING RIG ADVANCES
Scandrill expands land fleet with several new rigs
COMPLETIONS
Mono-trip cement-tolerant completions breathe new life into disposable wells
WELL CONSTRUCTION
Combining casing drilling, rotary steerable proves effective in directional application
IADC DRILLING GULF OF MEXICO 2005
IADC Drilling Gulf of Mexico explores storm prep, mooring, HPHT, operator drivers, market outlook
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