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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
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Perspectives: Dustin Torkay, Archer – On the fast track, setting technological goals within reach
by Joanne Liou, Editorial Coordinator

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