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September/October 2012

Drilling Rigs, Equipment and Technology
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Automation: On the cusp of transformation
Autonomous drilling system, open-platform rig control system, drill floor robots among innovations pushing drilling to next level
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Northward ho!
Williston Basin’s prolific Bakken a catalyst for rig designs that deliver extra horsepower, mobility, automation
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Automated rig built to enable operator’s ‘hands off’ philosophy
by Carsten Freyer, KCA DEUTAG
‘Rich-burn’ engines look to power land rigs with reduced emissions
by Tom Countryman, Mark Moss, Fred Stow, Waukesha-Pearce Industries
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
BOP testing facility focuses on robustness, reliability of components
by Joanne Liou, editorial coordinator
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Hydraulic tensioning takes variance out of BOP installations
by Joanne Liou, editorial coordinator
Upgrades extend drilling capabilities of Beryl platform rigs
by Miguel O. Mota, Gregory W. King, ExxonMobil Development Company; William D. O’Donnell, ExxonMobil Production Company; Kerr Hewit, KCA DEUTAG – RDS; Paul A. Dumont, Shell Exploration & Production
Health, Safety and Environment
Sustaining the license to drill: It’s not a game!
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
How to learn from our past: Debunking 6 myths of process safety
by Vivek Bhatnagar, Phillip Townsend Associates
UK HSE guide targets drill floor machinery, tubular handling safety
by Simon Brown, Norman Turner, Robert Denham, UK Health & Safety Executive, Offshore Division
Waste handling under study for Chinese unconventional wells
by Jiaqi Zhu, Gerard de Blok, Shell China; Jie Chen, PetroChina
Efficient management system the foundation of strong HSE culture
by Marian Cirnat, Grup Servicii Petroliere
Completions
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
Well intervention tools: Pushing back time for aging wells

by Katherine Scott, editorial coordinator
Multistage stimulation pushes Chinese well over production target
by Liu Guang Hua and Cui Hui Kai, PetroChina DaGang Oilfield Company; Jeremie Fould, JS Lee, Wang Hai Long, Zhang Xing Guo, Isaac Aviles and Jason Baihly, Schlumberger
Contracts and Risk Management
As industry evolves, risk management programs must too
by Kevin Sisk, Aon Risk Solutions
Regional Focus: Africa
Industry delves deeper into African frontier
Local content requirements shape operational plans in West Africa as prospects emerge to the East
by Joanne Liou, editorial coordinator
Drill pipe riser system qualified for African deepwater project
by Christophe Rohart, Henri Williams, Yannick Mfoulou, VAM Drilling
Solids Control
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
A shake-up in solids control: Industry looks beyond tradition
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Drilling and Completions Technologies
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT
DEA 164: What does a next-gen ranging MWD look like?
IADC Connection
From the Chairman: IADC seizing initiative to move forward
by Dan Rabun, 2012 IADC chairman, Ensco chairman, president, CEO
News Cuttings
Wirelines
Departments
Drilling Ahead – A brief history of China
by Mike Killalea,editor & publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE&T Corner: Cricket and well control – How sport can teach industry new lessons in training
by Dave Cormack, Auriga Training Ltd
People, Companies and Products
EXCLUSIVE WEB CONTENT

Perspectives: Bob Warren, Baclenna – Educational outreach required for the next generation

by Katherine Scott, editorial coordinator

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