26 February 2010  -  Official Magazine of the International Association of Drilling Contractors
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Roads to UBD, MPD paved with ‘intentions’

Conventional, overbalanced drilling sometimes cannot fit the bill. Difficult drilling applications and easily damaged formations are classic examples... [More]

MPD campaign in Gulf of Thailand slashes NPT

A two-year, nine-well MPD campaign in the Gulf of Thailand resulted in dramatic improvements in nonproductive time and overall drilling performance... [More]

Exclusive video details latest on MPD, IADC

When is a well a suitable candidate for managed pressure drilling? Is MPD reliable? What key technologies are advancing MPD? Brian Grayson... [More]

MPD on drillship solves fluid loss problem

MPD on floating drilling rigs is significantly more complex due to vessel movement. A paper presented at the 2010 SPE/IADC Managed Pressure Drilling and... [More]


UBO & MPD Committee creates candidate selection tool

A new online MPD screening tool developed by the IADC Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling Committee will be... [More]

To MPD or not to MPD?

To MPD or not to MPD? That is the question posed not by Hamlet, but by George Medley, Signa Engineering. In “MPD Candidate Identification: To MPD or Not to MPD,” presented at... [More]

Deep Ocean Ascension drillship nears delivery

Pride International announced the dedication of the first of its four new deepwater drillships under construction by Samsung Heavy Industries... [More]

Transocean announces Steven Newman as new CEO

Transocean announced that Steven L Newman will succeed Robert L Long as CEO on 1 March 2010. In keeping with company traditions, Mr Long... [More]

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