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Field tests show aluminum drill pipe can extend operating envelope for extended-reach drilling

Posted on 24 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

One challenge for the industry is how to extend the limits of rig capacities without significantly increasing cost. A way to address this challenge is…

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Dynamic load expansion bench takes new approach to expandable connections testing

Posted on 23 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Since the industry started installing solid wall expandable liners more than a decade ago, deployment systems have advanced more…

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Mono-diameter expandable drilling liner applications in deepwater – ready or not?

Posted on 23 March 2010 in 2010, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Claims can be found in technical literature for using mono-diameter expandable liners in deepwater applications. In a technical review of the…

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Rotary steerables: Cost, reliability still key; higher dogleg capability, downhole motor integration also on asking list

Posted on 23 March 2010 in 2010, Features, Innovating While Drilling, March/April

Once upon a time, the land drilling industry dreamed of a rotary steerable system that would replace the downhole mud motor…

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Managing exploration risks with trained intuition

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

Critical D&C issues with Susan Cunningham, Noble Energy. Risk management is what we do all the time, just by definition with exploration. My view of risk management is that it’s a disciplined process, and you can’t go by gut feeling. Gut feel is the road to…

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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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