July/August 2013

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Well Control
Design for control, guarantee containment
Chevron WELLSAFE initiative aims to drive enhanced discipline around well control
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Training, processes underpin industry’s well control efforts
by Joanne Liou, associate editor

BP readies Houston well capping package for global deployment

by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
Next-gen well control encompasses global standards, automation
by Joanne Liou, associate editor
Risk assessment targets well control functions of MPD operations
by Arne Handal, Sondre Øie, Mary Ann Lundteigen, Det Norske Veritas AS
Risk model simplifies BOP-pull decisions
by Katherine Scott, associate editor
MPD provides precise prevention, handling of gas influxes in risers
by Brian Grayson, Weatherford
Innovating While Drilling

Data delivery

MWD/LWD advances push telemetry rates higher, expand capabilities in horizontal, HPHT, deepwater environments
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Real-time geosteering takes multilateral wells to target in Kuwait
by Taher El Gezeery, Khalaf Al Anezi, Om Prakash Das, Kuwait Oil Co; Gionata Ferroni, GEOLOG International

Biodegradable shale inhibitor developed for water-based muds

by Andy Bradbury, Justin Mclellan, Paul Craddock, Jane Arthur, Impact Fluid Solutions; Michael Poindexter, Cole Witham, Cecile Boyer, The Dow Chemical Co
Eco-friendly invert emulsion fluid retains wellbore stability
by Shadaab Maghrabi, Vikrant Wagle and Dhanashree Kulkarni, Halliburton
High-build RSS drills consistent, in-zone wells in Marcellus
by Anthony Jones, Denise Livingston, Andrew Serdy, Sandeep Janwadkar, Baker Hughes Inc; Toby Rice and Derek Rice, Rice Energy
Steering system charts complex well paths with variable bit speeds
by Wendell Bassarath, Weatherford
Integrated approach delivers GOM subsalt well for PEMEX
by Victor Gerardo Vallejo, PEMEX; Manuel E. Torres and Luis Felipe Gonzalez, Schlumberger
Drill pipe design targets ERD hole-cleaning
by Luc Van Puymbroeck, VAM Drilling
Regional Focus: Europe
Flying high
UK, Norway seeing record-high spending as operators continue focus on optimizing recovery, maximizing smaller-prize discoveries
by Katherine Scott, associate editor
Collaboration delivers fully integrated subsea completion in Norway
by Martin Oliphant, Weatherford

Intelligent completions, data collection enhance reservoir management

by Joanne Liou, associate editor
Drill Bits

Bit of best fit

Vector-accurate PDC bits target unconventionals as hybrid bits address complex wells, interbedded formations
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Fixed cutter hybrid bit pushes performance in extreme environments
by Alexis Garcia, National Oilwell Varco
PDC bit with conical element targets rock cutting at bore center
by Steven Segal, Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company
IADC Connection
From the President & CEO: Member involvement in IADC initiatives crucial to association and industry success
by Stephen Colville, IADC president and CEO
New regional representatives join IADC to enhance membership service in Europe
by Amy Rose, IADC director of external relations
IADC releases semi-annual report on international standards activities
by Amy Rose, IADC director of external relations
IADC North Sea Chapter celebrates 40th anniversary, industry safety milestones
by Amy Rose, IADC director of external relations
News Cuttings
Drilling Ahead: Piper Alpha 25 years on
by Mike Killalea,editor & publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: 5 tips for ensuring storm preparedness, minimizing disruption to operations

by Scott Spidle, Worldwide Power Products
People, Companies and Products

Perspectives: MPD pioneer Don Hannegan credits work to early industry adopters, IADC committee

by Katherine Scott, associate editor

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