September/October 2009

 Drilling Rigs & Equipment

Industry takes cautious steps toward hands-free drilling, automation
by Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor
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Bandera Drilling pushes safety with new-generation rig
by Linda Hsieh, assistant managing editor
Odfjell Drilling pursues green rigs with integrated operations, onshore support
by John C. Mck. Skeggs, Odfjell Drilling, et al
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
2-in-1 rotary drilling/coiled tubing rig enhances Permian Basin operations

by J. Gregory Nutter, Xtreme Coil Drilling, et al
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Direct-drive top drive eliminates failures related to gearbox, motor
by C. Fraser, Hitec Products Drilling, et al
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Hybrid heave drilling technology reduces emissions, costs
by Kevin R. Williams, KRW Technologies

 Completions

Deep Gulf of Mexico completions push equipment to their limits and beyond
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

 Middle East

Kuwait, Oman boost regional activities with deep drilling, steam flood projects
by Jerry Greenberg, contributing editor
IADC enhances Middle East initiatives to support HSE, training, drilling
by Ken Fischer, IADC
ADCO develops high-profile rig visits as efficient HSE management tool
by Mustapha Boucif, ADCO

 Health, Safety & environment

JSAs a proven HSE management icon
by Steve M. Olson, Nabors Well Services, et al
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New lifeboat replaces hook system with drop-in-ball technology
by Yvette Roper, Maersk Drilling
IADC ISP: Industry sets record-low LTI rate in 2008
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Telemedicine technologies enhance healthcare for offshore workers
by Oscar W. Boultinghouse, FACEP – NuPhysicia, et al

 Geosciences

Innovations in acquisition geometries, telemetry improve complex imaging, seismic logging

 Drilling case study

Accurate wellbore trajectory delivers 70% more reservoir contact on Gullfaks well
by Linn Arnesen, StatoilHydro, et al

 iadc connection

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
From the President: Well control has come long way since oil gusher days
Wirelines
News Cuttings
Conference Calendar

 departments

EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Drilling Ahead: Requiem for a Recession: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
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HSE Corner: Pride underscores commitment to training, safety with new facility in France featuring rig, test well
People, Companies & Products
Perspectives: David Payne, Chevron: Pushing for innovations in a risk-averse industry

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