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September/October 2017

Drilling Rigs, Equipment and Automation

Digital transformation
Predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence among emerging technologies being adopted for data-driven innovations in drilling automation, asset integrity, cybersecurity
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor, and Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator

Mechanization, automation guide innovations in advanced robotic technologies for the drill floor
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
15K-rated rig modified to meet 20K exploration challenge in Norway
by Adebowale Solarin, Maersk Drilling
Deconstructing invisible lost time: KPIs, analytics, standardization improve well deliveries in Bakken
by Chakra Mandava, Joey Husband and Michael Lockridge, Nabors Drilling Technologies USA
Anadarko, NASA complete first phase of probabilistic risk assessment of generic 20K BOP
by David Kaplan, NASA Johnson Space Center, and James Raney, Anadarko Petroleum Corp
A broken model: Data ownership, sharing, control still await solutions
by Andrew Bruce, DataGumbo
Structured method to collecting equipment data drives consistency in failure reporting, robust analyses
by Charles Yang and Ian McWilliam, National Oilwell Varco
Regional Focus: Brazil
In Brazil, it’s two steps forward, one step back
Even as progress is made in opening the presalt and reducing local content requirements, new corruption charges embroil the president, threatening to slow ongoing reforms related to taxes, environmental licensing
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Brazil’s ANP looks to modern regulatory framework, dialogue with industry to support ongoing transformation of E&P market
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor
Health, Safety, Environment And Training
2016 ISP: Global LTI, recordable incident rates both down, but number of fatalities ticks up slightly
by Kelli Ainsworth, Associate Editor
To get the most out of drilling simulators, follow these 5 principles for designing training exercises
by Margaret Crichton, People Factor Consultants
Dalma Energy adopts new work management system on Omani rigs to address ‘last mile’ challenge
by Cason Swindle, Context Associates; Edi Gittenberger, Rider International
Completions: Intelligent Completions
Intelligent completion advances target improved reliability in HPHT conditions, simplified deployment
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
IADC Connection
Guest Editorial: IADC, Advanced Rig Technology Committee serve as leading voice on cybersecurity
by Siv Hilde Houmb, IADC Cybersecruity Subcommittee Chair
News Cuttings
Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: VPD: ‘Drilling & Completions in the Permian Basin Today’
by Mike Killalea, Editor/Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Chevron develops software tool for conducting, evaluating well control-related drills, seeks to share it with wider industry
by Kelli Ainsworth, Associate Editor
People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Stacey Earley, Transocean – Flexibility, prioritization of risks helping contractors to keep offshore drilling economically viable
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor