September/October 2004

 IADC PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES

Government Affairs monitors worldwide legislation
IADC takes care of business for nearly 65 years
IADC monitors offshore issues
IADC’s training, accreditation program is expanding
Onshore drilling interests are protected by IADC
DEA proposals include ERD tools, pre-installated conductors
2004 IADC Annual meeting focuses on the future

 DRILLING EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY

DEA Workshop featured the latest technologies
Rotary Steerable drilling system needs minimal well interaction
Rig automation aims for higher efficiency drilling operations
Labin jackup reconstruction results in virtually new rig
Drilling Equipment developed to promote safety and efficiency
Zirconia mud pump liners offer longer service life

 WELL CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

Well Control Conference of the Americas set for 24-26 October
Proactive well control practices avert dangers
Wild Well Control implements new training courses

 UNDERBALANCED DRILLING OPERATIONS

Underbalanced Technology Conference examines the discipline
Blending casing drilling and underbalance can eliminate casing stering
Weatherford presparres for underbalance drilling projects

 CONFERENCES

Offshore Logistics Conference call for abstracts
Managed Pressure Drilling Conference set for 20-21 April 2005
Surface BOP Workshop features the latest of the technology
Offshore Logistics Conference call for Abstracts

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