September/October 2005

 IADC: CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF SERVICE

IADC: Up to speed at 65 and no slowing down
IADC monitors legislative initiatives and issues worldwide
IADC tackles multi-faceted European issues
Two new training, accreditation programs launched
ID cards, MODU Code rewrite are offshore issues monitored by IADC
Contracts, UBO/MPD are key IADC interests
IADC tackles issues in support of US land drilling contractors
Annual Meeting preview outlines Association’s 65th celebration

 DRILLING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Rotary steerable systems optimize Troll field production
Rowan marks 50th anniversary of LeTourneau jackup rig
Direct top drive can increase torque, reduce maintenance
Power tongs provide makeup torque for threaded riser connections
Casing running tool can be operated by drilling crews, reducing costs
Automated drill pipe tong can interface with rig management protocols

 MIDDLE EAST DRILLING

Middle East E&P at its highest but the region is gearing up for even more drilling activity

 BRAZILIAN OUTLOOK

Brazilian state oil company Petrobras locks in deepwater rigs

 OPERATING IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS

Noble is reducing its gas emissions through a proactive program
ENSCO 72 jackup enhanced for environmentally sensitive areas

 COMPLETIONS

HPHT completions edge toward 500° and 30,000 psi

 WELL CONSTRUCTION

First U-tube well connects horizontal wells

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