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January/February 2020

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Critical Issues in Drilling and Completions
Q&A’s with industry leaders show they’re focused on reducing environmental footprint, leveraging digital technologiesfor tangible value, and attracting the next-generation workforce
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & publisher

Drilling Optimization
Combining disparate data sources powers rig performance initiatives
By Alex Groh and Brian Seiler, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company
Health, Safety, Environment and Training
KCA Deutag unpacks benefits of human factor considerations via systems, processes, technologies
By Adebayo Aremu and Annejifke Andrew, KCA Deutag
Why people don’t follow procedures: a human performance perspective
By Marcin Nazaruk, Baker Hughes
Next-generation Workforce
Industry steps up engagement with young talent via outreach through schools, rig tours, IADC
By Jay Stracke, Editorial Assistant
Water Management
Frac fluid disclosures and water testing: Unique state requirements preclude one-size-fits-all strategy
By Lara D. Pringle, Litigation Practice Group and Jones Walker LLP
Industry set to see surge in water recycling and reuse, with benefits on cost, environmental impact
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
IADC Connection
IADC Board of Directors elects 2020 officers
From the Chair: IADC reflects on 80-year history as it looks to pave path to success for next 80 years
By Julie Robertson, 2020 IADC Chair
Julie Robertson: A career built on desire to excel
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
News Cuttings

Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: To incentivize digital projects, value gained must be shared
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Use of tools like barriers, nets and pouches can help to mitigate risk of dropped object incidents in offshore drilling operations
By Mike Rice, Dropsafe
People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Jerome Schubert, Texas A&M University – Recognition that there’s always more to learn drives passion for research, academics
By Jay Stracke, Editorial Assistant