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May/June 2020

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Special coverage: COVID-19
Drilling supply chain pressures mount amid pandemic disruptions
Drilling contractors emphasize risk management and enhanced communications to maintain operational continuity across rig fleets

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Industry adapts as COVID-19 pandemic introduces logistical challenges for rig crew transfers
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Macondo: Ten Years On
A decade since Macondo, industry remains committed to better safety
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Shales and Land Drilling: Market and Technologies
US shale drilling positions for survival
As oil prices tumble to stomach-churning lows and E&Ps slash CAPEX budgets one after another, drilling contractors turn their focus to business sustainability in preparation for further rig count reductions

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Gas-powered engines boost efficiency using energy storage, automation
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Hybrid rig power system enables fuel savings, emissions reduction
By Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
Leveraging drillers as coaches helps to increase new technology uptake
By Tony Desalvo, Ensign Energy Services
Hydraulic Fracturing
New systems take holistic approach to optimize frac efficiency, well performance
Real-time fluid tracking, expanded sensor technology and predictive system among innovations aiming for greater efficiencies at frac sites

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Human Performance in Safety
Petrobras takes human factors approach to improve safety and performance in deepwater drilling
By José Carlos Bruno, Petrobras
Why people don’t see hazards: a human performance perspective
By Marcin Nazaruk, Baker Hughes
Offshore Market & Technologies
Drill riser buoyancy design helps to expand drilling rig operating envelope in high-current conditions
By Kelsey Ware, Trelleborg Offshore
GOM, Norway case studies show how dual-physics imaging enhances geological characterization in real time
By Vera Krissetiawati Wibowo and Chandramani Shrivastava, Schlumberger
Lessons learned from qualification of 20,000-psi subsea BOP stack
By Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
IADC Connection
From the President: Amid unprecedented uncertainties, IADC stands with our members, ready to serve
By Jason McFarland, IADC President
Daily Drilling Report overhaul aims to provide standard framework
for more detailed activity tracking

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
News Cuttings

Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore, are we?
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Industry group develops recommended practice to standardize guidance for integrating human performance into organizations
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Garrett Reinert, Valaris – Hands-on Merchant Marines experience paves path to rewarding career on offshore drilling rigs
By Jay Stracke, Editorial Coordinator