July/August 2021

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Digital Transformation
Industry seeks new ways to unlock data, drive optimization
More companies turning to AI-enabled and open-source platforms, both to gain insights from available data and to deploy those insights at scale

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
TotalEnergies aims to ‘pioneer a new way of drilling’ with DrillX
By Stephen Forrester, Contributor
Smart cloud-based tools take digital well planning to next level
New systems focus on freeing data from silos and providing real-time contextualization, visualization capabilities so data is instantly actionable

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
KCA Deutag deploys artificial intelligence to extract lost-time insights from daily drilling reports
By Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
Nabors: Workflows must transform to maximize value of automation
By Drew Curran and Blakley Farrow, Nabors
Workforce Training
Advances in simulators support industry’s shift to blended learning
As more companies look to virtual and hybrid well control training, industry works to improve software accuracy, expand their flexibility of use

By Stephen Forrester, Contributor
Digital tools help deliver technical training in ‘bite-sized’ modules
By Mike Adams, Norwell Edge
Health, Safety, Environment & Training
Interactive videos, mobile app and better red zone management among KCA Deutag initiatives to strengthen drops prevention
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
IADC Connection
Guest editorial: Industry and policymakers must jointly create predictable legislative, regulatory environment
By Leslie Beyer, Energy Workforce and Technology Council
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: Study shows industry doing better on gender diversity
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

News Briefs: Environmental, Social and Governance

People, Companies and Products


Perspectives: Anil Godumagadda, Patterson-UTI Energy – Propelling automation by understanding how it’s really used in the field
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
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