January/February 2022

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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions
People, sustainability challenges loom over industry’s fragile recovery
Q&A’s with industry leaders show optimism for more profitability and stability, but inflation, continuing COVID constraints could slow growth

By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
David Mullen, Shelf Drilling: Market fragmentation, COVID restrictions keep pressures on offshore drilling companies
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
William Andrew “Andy” Hendricks, Patterson-UTI: Onshore contractors prioritize return to profitability as activity picks up, rig markets tighten
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Iman Hill, IOGP: Industry should embrace leadership role as society pushes toward low-carbon energy future
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Chris Menefee, Unit Drilling: Recruitment, growth mindset critical to ensuring long-term success for drilling contractors
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Daniel Yergin, IHS Markit: Preemptive under-investment in oil/gas likely to lead to recurrent economic crises in coming years
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
MPD Case Studies
Collaborative engineering unlocks optimal design for MPD system on land drilling rigs
By S. Hovland, R. Gonzalez, I. Knight, H. Patil, Frontier International; G. Matherne, Precision Drilling
IADC Connection
IADC Board of Directors elects 2022 officers
2022 IADC Chairman: Industry must advocate for itself with a louder voice
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
From the Chairman: Industry must work together to ensure the world knows our value
By Jeremy Thigpen, 2022 IADC Chairman
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: Will we pursue different solutions to the same old people challenges?
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

News Briefs: Environmental, Social and Governance

HSE&T Corner: To ensure a procedure is effective, human performance must be considered in its development and management
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
People, Companies and Products


Perspectives: Grace Hurley Fosdick, Nabors – Investing in diversity of thought is key to industry’s success
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
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