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Drilling Ahead: To MPD or not to MPD? Simplifying daunting decisions

Posted on 25 March 2010 in 2010, Departments, March/April

To MPD or not to MPD? That is the question posed not by Hamlet, but by George Medley, Signa Engineering, speaking at the 2010 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling & Underbalanced Operations Conference in Kuala Lumpur in late February…

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News Cuttings

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC president Dr Lee Hunt and operations assistant – Asia operations Chit Hlaing hosted a meeting with active operator and services companies in Yangon, Myanmar, in January…

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Wirelines

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC and five other oilfield trade groups have written to the Obama Administration’s Ocean Policy Task Force urging extreme caution in pursuing marine spatial planning (MSP) as it may impact OCS oil and natural gas E&P…

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From the President: Dr Lee Hunt

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

As the industry’s “old crew” begins to retire and pass the torch to the next generation, it remains to be seen whether the young professionals of today will be ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow…

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Generations: a changing industry

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

IADC is celebrating its 70th anniversary by comparing and contrasting the perspectives of industry veterans with the newer professionals who are transitioning into the industry’s hierarchy…

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70th Anniversary Retrospective

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, March/April

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 […]

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GPS tracking systems on company vehicles can save fuel, labor costs, correct bad driving habits

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

GPS tracking systems have been available for years, but only in the past year has the technology and price reached levels that…

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More than the sum of its parts: how 20,000-psi subsea BOP stack was designed, developed

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

This article focuses on identifying and completing the GAP technologies necessary for the design and testing of a deepwater 20,000-psi subsea…

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Well control simulation software enhancing pre-drill planning, reducing risk of ‘big events’

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Drilling It Safely, March/April

Simulation software is taking the steadfast methods of well control future forward. The industry is seeing a trend in demand by…

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RFID, open-hole packers advancing well interventions; gaps remain in subsea, batteries

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Completing the Well, March/April

Exploration drilling may rise and fall with the price of oil, but the clock is not stopping for well intervention. In fact, some believe a cost-conscious…

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