November/December 2011

 Drilling Outlook

Outlook 2012: Despite recession fears, industry on track for promising-to-bullish year
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
E&P boom triggers growing pains in Brazil
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
SEMS rule marks new beginning in environmental, safety practices
by Joanne Liou, Editorial Coordinator

 Regional Focus: Mediterranean

Mediterranean drilling looks to promising recovery on the horizon
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing

 Well Control

ICS helps structure blowout response plan
by Frederico de Azevedo Maia, Fernanda Azevedo Cavalcante Fernandes, Alfonso Humberto Celia Silva, Petrobras
LRRS treads fine line within drilling window
by Kristin Falk, Borre Fossli, Cathrine Lagerberg, Ocean Riser Systems; Arne Handal, Sigbjørn Sangesland, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Well control risks on HPHT wells may call for system upgrades
by Ted Littlechild, EFC Group

 Completions

Swellable packers qualified for Valhall
by Jeroen Nijhof, BP Norge; Tom Rune Koløy and Kristian Andersen, Halliburton
Hydraulic-set packers may boost production
by Dan Themig, Packers Plus Energy Services

 Automation

‘Factory drilling’ boosts ROP with automation
by Ron Ayllon and Randy Hansen, Schlumberger

 Tubulars

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
High-strength pipe caters to Arctic drilling
by Philippe Machcourt and Kamal El Bachiri, VAM Drilling

 IADC Connection

Annual General Meeting Special: Post-Macondo efforts extensive, ongoing
Annual General Meeting Special: IADC 2011– operations summary
Editorial: Note to self (US) – Quit shooting at feet
by Matt Ralls, IADC Chairman
Wirelines
News Cuttings

 Departments

Drilling Ahead: Today’s interesting times spawn puzzles, challenges
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: Communication, participation among simple steps to boost JSA effectiveness
by Joanne Liou, Editorial Coordinator
People, Companies and Products
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Perspectives: Dustin Torkay, Archer – On the fast track, setting technological goals within reach
by Joanne Liou, Editorial Coordinator

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