January/February 2007

Rigs of the Future / Wells of the Future
Industry Experts share their visions of the future
Sjoerd Brouwer, Shell
Alan Orr, H&P
Pete Miller, NOV
Kevin Lacy, BP
Vik Rao, Halliburton
Steve Newman, Transocean
Sami Iskander, Schlumberger
David Payne, Chevron
Mark Childers, Atwood
Joachim Oppelt, INTEQ
Ray Brazzel, Bandera
Bob Hinkel, Enventure
Jon Cole, Scorpion
To see a video of the Offshore Courageous rig being launched in November 2006, click here.
2007 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference
Theme of this year’s conference is “Reach Out to Discover and Recover”
Mature Fields
Drilling Fluid
Downhole Drilling Technology
Drilling Optimisation
Well Planning & EPD
Deepwater Drilling I
Bit Technology
Tubulars I
Case Histories
Health, Safety, Security & Environment
Rig Technology
Managed Pressure Drilling
Tubulars II
Casing While Drilling
Deepwater Drilling II
World’s first solid expandable monobore liner extension installed in southeast Oklahoma well
Health, Safety & Environment
Saudi Aramco initiates push proactive safety approach cooperation with drilling contractors
Building a common culture for employees is a long process requiring open communication
Unique programme reinforces safety culture through motivation, communication, teamwork
Innovations change face of marine transfers
Drilling Case Histories
Brazil cases demonstrates LWD advancements in deepwater pressure measurement service
Applications of new managed pressure system in Brazil, S. Texas prove capability, reliability
IADC Connection

News Cuttings

Drilling Ahead
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
Trainer’s Corner
People, Companies and Products
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