September/October 2011

 Rigs, Equipment & Technology

Dual BOPs: When one just isn’t enough
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Rig mobility on the fast track
by Diane Langley, Editorial Coordinator
HIL merges risk-free testing, virtual drilling
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Shedding light on electrical simplicity
by Diane Langley, Editorial Coordinator
From islands to clouds: the data evolution
by Brad Rosenhagen, AWC
Maintenance history materializes with RFID
by Frank Breland, Diamond Offshore
Coriolis sensors open lines to real-time data
by Jason Norman, Independent Consultant for Apache Corp
A slimmer silhouette for drillships, semis
by Gavin Humphreys, Stena Drilling
Modified cement head cuts rig-up time, risks
by Tracy Cummins, Weatherford International
Optimizing ROP through automation
by Jonathan Dunlop, Rustam Isangulov, Walt Aldred, Hector Arismendi Sanchez, Jose Luis Sanchez Flores, Jose Alarcon Herdoiza, Jim Belaskie, J.C. Luppens, Schlumberger

 Regional Focus: Australia

Australia embarks on coal seam gas, the next E&P frontier Down Under
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor

 Completions

Re-inventing subsea intervention to keep economics above water
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor

 Health, Safety, Environment & Training

Biofluids: Combining environmental responsibility, performance
by Diane Langley, editorial coordinator
QHSE lift: redefining management systems
by Ian Hudson and Tony Johnson, Transocean
Driving sustainability through reporting
by IPIECA Reporting Task Force; Paul Krishna, ExxonMobil; Bertrand Janus, Total; Olga Gorban, Shell; and Helen Murphy, IPIECA
Training, hazard control key to better ergonomics
by Angelo Pinhero, Marathon Oil Corp, and Ben D. Cranor, Texas A&M University – Commerce
Safe drilling operations come full circle
by Brian Grayson, Weatherford International

 Solids Control

Accelerometer helps shakers keep optimal G
by Frederico Mezzatesta, National Oilwell Varco

 IADC Connection

Editorial: Nurturing lessons learned – Stakeholders must continue collaborative relationship
by Dr Lee Hunt, IADC President
IADC funds Houston radio station’s Energy & Environment news desk
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Wirelines
News Cuttings

 Departments

Drilling Ahead: Shell/CNPC JV shows that change isn’t coming; it’s here
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE Corner: Industry groups enhance lifting/hoisting safety with competency standards, exams
by Graeme Lawrie, OMV
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Brian Maness, Diamond Offshore – Helping rig crews do their jobs right

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