November/December 2010

 Global Drilling Outlook

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
2011 Drilling outlook: 3 analysts, 3 takes
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Shales still name of the game on US land. In Gulf of Mexico, uncertainty reigns
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
UKCS drilling activity projected to stay stable in ’11, though underfunded wells could be a damper
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Post-Macondo, legislative threats have eased up slightly, but regulatory hurdles still loom large
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor

 Macondo Update

Deepwater moratorium is dead: But does Son of Macondo still stalk the Gulf of Mexico?
by Mike Killalea, editor & publisher
European Commission urges its own moratoria; industry fights against ‘unjustified’ move
by Mike Killalea, editor & publisher

 Well Control

Introduction to relief well planning, dynamic kill design
by Fred Ng, Wild Well Control
Concepts, misconceptions about kick tolerance
by Helio Santos, Safekick, et al

 Regional Focus: Middle East

Bahrain, Abu Dhabi gear up for planned expansions; Maersk looks to smart completions for Al Shaheen
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Underbalanced drilling helps PDO find gas in tight reservoir after 11 unsuccessful wells
by John Bowling, Blade Energy Partners, et al

 Completions

Where simple is never simple, operators aim for simplicity in deepwater, deep-well completions
by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor
ICD completions, optimized cleanup practices maximize productivity for horizontal wells
by Ali M Shahri, Saudi Aramco, et al

 Health, Safety and Environment

Shell drives down high-potential incidents with global dropped objects prevention campaign
by Gordon Graham, Shell International E&P
Practical safety case development for a document with true value for safety
by Neil Holland, Marex Marine & Safety Services, et al

 IADC Connection

From the President: Principle above politics – Cuba, USA need a One Gulf strategy
From the Chairman: Industry must learn from Macondo, forge stronger relationships at all levels
70th Anniversary Retrospective

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Generations:

by Linda Hsieh, managing editor

Annual General Meeting Special: IADC fights on front lines of industry battle for safe return to drilling, reasonable regulations
Annual General Meeting Special: IADC continues to do what’s right for the rig through government affairs, global operations
Beware of false training accreditation claims
by Steve Kropla, IADC
Wirelines
News Cuttings

 Departments

Drilling Ahead: Automation & dual gradient – The ‘cuttingest’ of cutting-edge tech
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: Digital training evolving into valuable asset for meeting challenges of skills, generation gap
by Zahid Yoosufani, PETEX, et al
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Brett Borland, ConocoPhillips Building a career on technology innovations
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor

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