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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