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2015 IADC Officers

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Ed Jacob, Chairman Independence Contract Drilling Ed Jacob is Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Independence Contract Drilling (ICD). Mr Jacob joined ICD in February 2013 and was promoted to his current position in May 2014. Prior to joining ICD, Mr Jacob was President and CEO of Keen Energy Services. Prior to that, he […]

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Saturated market, policy challenges push KCA Deutag eastward

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

There are several challenges – one of the most significant being the increased number of rigs and drilling contractors now available in Europe, combined with…

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Editorial: People, safety, policy/government among multitude of IADC focal areas for 2015

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

In 1940, a dozen men gathered around a table in Chicago to form the American Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, to bring together and represent…

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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions – Exclusive Q&A’s with industry leaders

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Drilling It Safely, Features, Global and Regional Markets, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, Innovating While Drilling, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

The global drilling industry is going through a rough patch. Falling oil prices have put companies on edge, stirring anxieties about what lies ahead in 2015…

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Small-scale focus yields big value for Shell’s rig operational performance

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

Safety remains our top priority and boundary condition in our drive for performance. Beyond that, right now the biggest challenge is cost. The industry is in the midst…

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News cuttings

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

Moe Plaisance elected Chairman of Well Control Institute Moe Plaisance has been elected as Chairman of the Well Control Institute (WCI) by the WCI Board of Directors. He will be responsible for the development of the WCI as the global authority on well control matters. Mr Plaisance, who has worked in the oil and gas […]

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Drilling & Completion News

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, January/February, The Offshore Frontier

An intensive drilling program is under way on the Egina project in Nigeria, TOTAL announced. Two rigs will be kept busy for a total of 3,000 days, drilling 44 wells…

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In industrialized drilling process, every element is up for optimization

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

The industry’s transition to economically develop significant production from tight sand and shale-type resources is directly a result of improved drilling…

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2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Special

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Features, IADC/SPE Drilling Conference, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, January/February

The 2015 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, 17-19 March in London, will provide the global drilling industry with an opportunity to meet, network and share ideas that continue to drive technical and business innovations…

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Our technologies have moved on; our people must move with them

Posted on 28 January 2015 in 2015, Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, January/February

In terms of drilling and completion technology, I think the industry is moving quite well. However, development of people’s capabilities is not keeping pace…

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