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November/December 2018

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2019 Global Drilling Outlook
Recovery holds steady across North America
Pipeline constraints likely to hold back growth in Permian drilling, while Bakken resurgence takes many by surprise, forecast to continue
by Rick von Flatern, Contributer
Offshore, oversupply means 2019 optimism still bound by caution
Global rig supply continues to cast shadow on recovery prospects despite positive signs in steady oil prices, increased rig demand in spots
by Rick von Flatern, Contributer
Forecasts through 2050 suggest balanced mix of fuel sources while underscoring need for continued investments in hydrocarbons
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Even amidst recovery, impact of oil price crash reverberates as investors press companies to increase returns by cutting costs
by Rick Von Flatern, Contributor
National Oilwell Varco 65th Annual Rig Census
NOV rig census shows global rig market entering expansion cycle
Onshore, tightness of top-tier rigs will drive new rig orders, upgrades; offshore drilling growing modestly, but oversupply to sustain pressure on fleet utilization
by Carlos Huerta, National Oilwell Varco
Completions
Simplicity leads subsea technology innovations
Shape-memory polymer technology, electrohydraulic downhole flow control and monitoring, dissolvable tools, and large-bore subsea safety system among innovations making waves in subsea completions
by Karen Boman, Associate Editor
Drilling Technologies and Equipment
Walking MPD-Ready rigs developed with integrated hardware, software to overcome operational inefficiencies
by Juan Pinzon, Nabors Drilling Solutions
Putting people first: Oil and gas industry should consider a system thinking approach to IIoT revolution
by John F Carrier, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Michael Fry, Deepwater Subsea
The case for non-OEM repairs: a missed cost reduction opportunity?
by Craig Fraser and Paul Naysmith, Rigquip
IADC Connection
IADC: Paving the path to better, safer industry
by Jason McFarland, IADC President
DC fly-in, WellSharp Well Servicing, student chapters, BOP database, new Drilling Matters modules among wealth of IADC initiatives in 2018
by Amy Rose, IADC Director of External Relations
2018 IADC efforts in advocacy, training, safety all providing direct, positive impact
by Steven Brady, 2018 IADC Chairman
News Cuttings

Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: Risk aversion shouldn’t be used as excuse not to innovate
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Shell bolsters well control with incorporation of human factors principles
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Celine Martin, Total — Sidestepping life’s ‘disappointments,’ turning differences into strengths can help to build diverse career
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor