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September/October 2019

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DC 75th Anniversary Retrospective
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Regional Focus: West Texas
A slowdown in the Permian
Drilling contractors pressured as investors demand more capital discipline from operators
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & publisher, and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
Parsley Energy pivots toward Midland Basin amid strategy shift to focus on generating higher rates of return
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher, and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
Drilling Rigs, Equipment and Automation
Comprehensive assessment targets feasibility of using 7th-gen floaters to go beyond the 12,000-ft frontier
By Konstantin Puskarskij and Kristian Hansen, Maersk Drilling
Proposed industry initiative aims to increase interoperability in well construction equipment
By Darryl Fett, Total E&P Research & Technology USA
BOP shear ram built to meet BSEE’s new wireline-cutting requirement
By Ryan Gustafson and Greg Myers, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Pilot test for automated mud management leverages real-time monitoring, hydraulic modeling
By Jan Ole Skogestad, Manuel Aghito, SINTEF Industry; Jelmer Braaksma and Jan Atle Andresen, Huisman; Jan Ove Brevik, Equinor; George Gibbs Smith, Intelligent Mud Solution
DDS standard enables interoperability while protecting data and IP in highly connected industrial environments
By Mark Carrier and Reinier Torenbeek, RTI
New tool enables visualization of real-time EFD, vibration data from multiple points in drillstring
By Isaac Fonseca, Jennifer Taylor and Andrew Creegan, National Oilwell Varco
Lifecycle CBM with digital twins can reduce costs, minimize risks associated with riser inspections
By Kenneth Bhalla, Stress Engineering Services
Multifunctional semisubmersible designed with heave-compensated drill floor and large, flat deckspace
By Dieter Wijning and David Roodenburg, Huisman
New website launched as gateway to drilling automation information
By Rick von Flatern, contributor
Reducing cyber risk: how Valaris went from limited OT visibility to comprehensive device visibility
By Dario Lobozzo, Forescout Technologies
Health, Safety, Environment and Training
2018 ISP shows rise in incident rates and fatalities, underscores need for a refocus on safety
By Jay Stracke, Editorial Assistant
Petrobras, IADC Brazil Chapter collaborate to prevent dropped tubular incidents on the drill floor
By Gabriel da Silva Felipe, Petrobras
A brief history: the evolution of human factors, human performance
By Marcin Nazaruk, Baker Hughes, a GE company
Moving beyond safety: the case for health-promoting workplaces
By Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez, International SOS
IADC developing new program to address knowledge retention between certification periods
By Amy Rose, IADC Director of External Relations
Completions
Shell successes pave path for MPC in complex deepwater Gulf of Mexico
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher; and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
In cost-constrained market, holistic approach to cementing is essential
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher; and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
Controlled mud level system finds extension from drilling to cementing
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher; and Sarah Junek, Associate Editor
IADC Connection
From the President: Through advocacy, IADC demonstrates necessity of drilling industry’s work
By Jason McFarland, IADC President
News Cuttings

Wirelines

Departments
Drilling Ahead: War for talent may demand shifts in mindset, strategy
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

People, Companies and Products

Products

Perspectives: Han Tiebout, GustoMSC — To design and engineer new products, don’t assume you know what users need – talk to them to find out
By Sarah Junek, Associate Editor