March/April 2022

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Innovating While Drilling
Digital technologies support new workflows in drill bit forensics
AI and machine learning allow for dull wear data to be easily collected, digitized and analyzed, leading to better bit designs, optimized drilling

By Stephen Forrester, Contributor
IADC ART Committee moves closer to launching updated drill bit dull grading system
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Industry seeks ways to understand and fight elusive downhole enemies
Dysfunctions like HFTO can be hard to detect, but companies are identifying mitigation solutions through sensors, bit studies, predictive software

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Multilayer mapping-while-drilling service delivers real-time insights to optimize reservoir exposure
By Vera Krissetiawati Wibowo and Haifeng Wang, Schlumberger
Improving Fracking Power & Efficiency
Power quest: Innovations in frac equipment push horsepower boundaries
As 5,000-hp becomes the norm, manufacturers focus on delivering pumps and engines with higher power density, durability

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor

Automated predictive frac control system taps operator’s machine-learning model to improve completion execution
By Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
Integrated platform aims to improve real-time decision making in frac operations
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
IADC Connection
From the President: IADC, members keep focus on people, collaboration, industry value
By Jason McFarland, IADC President
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: Volatility besets global economy, oil and gas markets amid Russia’s war
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

News Briefs: Environmental, Social and Governance

Oil & Gas Markets

HSE&T Corner: New study highlights impact of COVID-19 on mental health of offshore workers in Australia
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
People, Companies and Products


Perspectives: Matt Isbell, Hess – Integration, standardization will help propel well construction performance to the next level
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
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