November/December 2007

 Global Outlook

Is the water bluer on the other side of the Gulf?
2008 Likely to start soft but finish strong for US land drillers
Strong rig demand to keep northwest Europe bustle alive into next year
Exploration industry forecast to decline as field development appraisal drilling dominate

 Pacific Rim Drilling

China reaches out of global drilling community for new technologies, new equipment, new reserves
Japan Drilling ready for major expansion with new jackup, semi upgrade, Qatar joint venture

 Well Control

Driller’s Method vs Wait and Weight Method: a comprehensive analysis
Well Control Specialists face new generation of challenges in HPHT, deepwater, personnel

 Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations

Modified automated pressure-control technology offers smaller footprint for land MPD operations
Fluid Customization, equipment optimization enable UB drilling of high-H2S horizontal wells

 Completions

Intelligent completions technology has come a long way since 1997
Circulation sub development brings prospect of totally clean completions closer to reality

 Drilling Technology

Turbine technology innovations may enhance operator ability to tap deep reservoirs

 IADC Connection

From the President
Wirelines
2008 chairman speaks out
News Cuttings

 Departments

Drilling Ahead
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
Trainer’s Corner
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Leon Robinson, Exxon (retired)

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