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ICD completions, optimized cleanup practices maximize productivity for horizontal wells

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, November/December

When Saudi Aramco switched to oil-based mud (OBM) to drill new horizontal wells with inflow control device (ICD) completions, the operator encountered…

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Section by section: Practical safety case development to make it a valuable document

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, November/December

In a number of offshore environments, a safety case is required, either by the flag or coastal state or by the operator. Rig owners will hire some suitably experienced…

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Industry offering many opportunities to younger professionals, but ensuring competency is a must

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December, Videos

It’s no secret that Brazil has seen a big boom in its oil industry in recent years, driven by a string of significant offshore discoveries. For the young professionals of Brazil…

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From the President: Principle above politics – Cuba, USA need a One Gulf strategy

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

IADC has a proud tradition of dedication to safety over its 70-year history. This unyielding focus reflects our belief that safety is the right thing to do…

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IADC fights on front lines of industry battle for safe return to drilling, reasonable regulations

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

IADC has taken extensive steps during 2010 to help the industry get back to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, driving forward a multitude of initiatives…

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Underbalanced drilling helps PDO find gas in tight reservoir after 11 unsuccessful wells

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, November/December

Deep-gas exploration wells in the Fahud Salt Basin in North Oman were traditionally drilled with high mud weights. Due to this conventional drilling…

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IADC continues to do what’s right for the rig through government affairs, global operations

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

In July 2010, IADC sent a letter to the Indonesian Department of Income Tax (DGT) urging the government to keep the country’s deemed profit rate…

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From the Chairman: Industry must learn from Macondo, forge stronger relationships at all levels

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The year 2010 will go down as one of the most significant in the history of the energy business. First and foremost, we must remember that the impacts…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The IADC Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter held its 2010 golf event on 24-25 March at the Emirates Golf Course in Dubai…

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D&C News

Posted on 08 November 2010 in 2010, Departments, November/December

The drill tower for the Noble Bully II drillship left the Huisman quay in Schiedam, The Netherlands, in late September for the Keppel…

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