November/December 2009

 Global Drilling Outlook

Apache: Natural gas projects still hard to justify with current pricing
by Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor
Is there anywhere to go but up for the global jackup market?
by Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor
Recovery in Northwest Europe may depend on whether small operators can get cash
by Jeremy Cresswell, contributing editor
With still no declines in production, natural gas outlook remains in limbo
by Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor

 Completions

All shales are not the same: customized completions needed
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Wellbore re-entries, repairs: guidelines for cementing new casing inside existing casing
by Arthur S Metcalf, BJ Services, et al
Monobore completion system provides low-cost option for short-life wells
by Don Ingvardsen, Baker Hughes, et al
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
High-density elastic cements applied to HPHT wells in South Texas
by Barry Wray, Cimarex Energy, et al

 Drilling Technology

Using thermal imaging to detect potential problematic connections
by Richard Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center, et al

 Health, Safety & environment

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Prevention system can help rigs minimize environmental impact at the source
by Melanie Clark, Katch Kan, et al

 Well Control

Automated system provides well control for extreme drilling environments
by Erdem Catak, Weatherford International, et al
Case study: Modified BIBO, LOT applied to trip out from deep, HPHT well
by Fred Ng, Wild Well Control
Web-, computer-based program provides cost-driven well control training
by Barry Cooper, Well Control School

 iadc connection

From the Chairman: Benchmarking project is first step toward improving environmental performance
Special editorial: Celebrating 25 years of ‘doing what’s right for the rig’
Annual General Meeting Special: Government affairs, operations push forward around the globe
Regulatory update: IMO MODU Code nears formal adoption
Wirelines
News Cuttings
Conference Calendar

 departments

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Drilling Ahead
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: Pneumatic conveyance of drill cuttings
by Jan Thore Eia, M-I Swaco
People, Companies & Products
Perspectives: Graham Mensa-Wilmot, Chevron, Not doing what’s always been done, but what’s better

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