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November/December 2013

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IADC: Catalyzing Improved Performance
Setting industry standards
IADC KSAs for 70-plus rig-based positions near completion
by Amy Rose, IADC director of external relations
Global Drilling Outlook
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Staying afloat
Supply/demand imbalance, cost increases emerge as potential barriers for global offshore markets in 2014
by Joanne Liou, associate editor
Growth beneath the surface
Increasing footage drilled, frac stages point to robust activity despite weak US rig count as unconventional drilling gathers steam worldwide
by Joanne Liou, associate editor
Drilling Technologies and Training
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Integrating learning and operations
Noble NEXT Center provides hands-on training through advanced simulators, creates space for cross-team collaboration
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Well Control
Expanded system to enhance MWCC containment capacity
by Don Armijo, Marine Well Containment Company
Study tackles industry’s shearing capabilities
by Covey Hall, Ted Cole, Lloyd’s Register Energy – Drilling; Manfred Lin, Lloyd’s Register Global Technology Center
MPD opens door to new well control options in deepwater
by Bhavin Patel, Weatherford
Micronized barite fluid helps Brazilian well walk narrow drilling window
by Ramy Mahrous and Marcus Sobrinho, M-I SWACO; Bruno Pacheco Montoto, Schlumberger; J. Thomas Goncalves, Petrobras
Regional Focus: Asia Pacific
The rising East
Demand growing for high-spec jackups, more deepwater rigs across energy-hungry Asia Pacific
by Astrid Wynne, contributing editor
Completions
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Safety, versatility drive servicing innovations
Often forgotten next to drilling, well servicing now attracts increasing investments to advance automation, HSE
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Expandable cased-hole liners assist integrated casing remediations
by Luis Godoy, Weatherford
IADC Connection
From the Chairman: Year of change – Multitude of initiatives shows IADC stepping up to challenges
by David W. Williams, Noble Corp chairman, president and CEO
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Annual General Meeting Special: IADC – Connecting the world’s drilling community
by Stephen Colville, IADC president and CEO
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
2013 operational summary: New IADC is well under way
by Amy Rose, IADC director of external relations
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
News Cuttings
Wirelines
Departments
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Drilling Ahead: IADC, API tackle people, safety – See DC’s webcasts
by Mike Killalea,editor & publisher
D&C News
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Avoiding complacency through chronic unease can help ensure process safety

by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Louis Romo, BP – Finding common ground to advance deepwater well control practices
by Katherine Scott, associate editor

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