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In GOM deepwater completions, sand control is big hitter that industry is still trying to master

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, January/February

The bounty of rich hydrocarbons that lies deep beneath the ocean floor holds great promise for an industry that is continually searching for new production frontiers. But tapping…

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IADC Connection: News Cuttings

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Jens Hoffmark has joined IADC as regional vice president – Europe. He is responsible for overseeing IADC operations and activities across Europe, including regulatory affairs and involvement with activities such as the European Operations Forum and the Offshore Competency Training Programme. …

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IADC 2010 Officers

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

IADC Board of Directors elects 2010 officers …

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To be competitive, rigs must go the extra mile

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Critical D&C issues with Siegfried Meissner, president of Nabors International. DC: What are the critical issues the contract drilling industry is facing, and how is Nabors meeting those challenges? The hot spots that I see coming back in…

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Drilling and Completion: Tech Digest

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Departments, January/February

Drilling and Completion: Tech Digest …

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2010 chairman profile: Louis Raspino, Pride International – Stronger with every step

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Features, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is an old saying that Pride International president, CEO and director Louis Raspino takes to heart. For him, market slumps are actually opportunities to make his company stronger…

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70th Anniversary Retrospective

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

IADC celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2010. In recognition of this milestone, and in anticipation of the decades ahead, DC is publishing a retrospective from issues of decades past. We invite you to explore the the historical contrasts and similarities that may emerge and chart the industry’s evolution through these episodic vignettes. The past is written, and has brought us to 2010. But who knows what the future may hold?

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Is your well suitable for controlled pressure drilling? Screening methodology could help you decide

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

Controlled pressure drilling (CPD) is an adaptive drilling process that enables a more precise control of wellbore pressures. It is becoming an important tool for…

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Frontier drilling to require a shift in paradigm

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, January/February, Onshore Advances, The Offshore Frontier

Critical D&C issues with John de Lange, BG Group. Looking at technology and the world demand for oil and gas, I see a couple of areas that haven’t been explored much and where there is potential. First, there is deepwater and ultra-deepwater. …

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From the 2010 chairman: Preparing tomorrow’s generation today

Posted on 04 February 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

As the oil and gas drilling industry advances into new frontiers with new technologies, it demands increasingly higher skill levels among workers. Yet historical ups and downs in the economy have created gaps in the work force. …

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