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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