January/February 2023

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Critical Issues in Drilling & Completions
Simon Johnson, President and CEO, Seadrill: Investments in digital systems, sustainability will help drillers carve niche in new landscape
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Bonnie Black, VP Drilling, Pioneer Natural Resources: Renewed focus on safety needed as industry deals with labor shortage amid activity ramp-up
By Linda Hsieh, Editor and Publisher
John Bell, Senior VP, International and Offshore, Helmerich & Payne: Technology allows drilling contractors to bring added value beyond traditional work scope
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Jumasri Terimo, Head of Wells Technology and Technical Assurance, Petronas: Industry must fill talent gap for both today and tomorrow as it seeks long-term value creation
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Tommy Sigmundstad, Senior VP Drilling, Aker BP: Open architecture, end-to-end solutions can help to advance industry’s digital journey
By Linda Hsieh, Editor and Publisher
João Henrique Rittershausen, Chief Production Development Officer, Petrobras: Petrobras looks to disruptive technologies to ensure all E&P projects have ‘double resilience’
By Linda Hsieh, Editor and Publisher
Subodh Saxena, Senior Vice President, Nabors Industries: Financial and human capital challenges call for the industry to adopt new ways of thinking
By Linda Hsieh, Editor and Publisher
Deepwater Drilling Markets & Technologies
Fast innovation process allows Petrobras to tap Búzios with lower cost, higher reliability
By Linda Hsieh, Editor and Publisher
Managed Pressure Drilling
Dilution-based dual-gradient technique aims to remove limiters for drilling ultra-deep wells
By Eric van Oort, Lewis J. Dutel and Luc de Boer, Ultradeep Energy Company
MPD-enabled real-time pressure testing helps Shell improve safety in ‘conventionally undrillable wells’
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Machine learning-based pressure management technology brings full automation to MPD operations
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
New well design and MPD deployed to manage pressure uncertainties in Gulf of Thailand
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Health, Safety, Environment & Training
Mitigating drops risks through pipe screen replacements, red zone management technology
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
IADC Connection
IADC Chair Andy Hendricks: Moderated growth may create healthier business environment for drillers in coming years
By Linda Hsieh, editor & Publisher
IADC Board of Directors elects 2023 officers
IADC: An association by our members, for our members
By Jason McFarland, IADC President
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: Activity rebound puts workforce challenge back at center stage
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

News Briefs: Environmental, Social and Governance

Oil & Gas Markets

People, Companies and Products


Perspectives: Stephen Foster, Scandrill – Moving from US Army to the oilfield opens new career opportunities
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
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