March/April 2015

Coiled Tubing
From intervention to innovation
Coiled tubing provides greater reliability as it shifts to higher-profile role in completions
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Native crude reduces formation damage in CT-drilled laterals
by James Myatt, Stephen Lynn, Steven Craig, Stuart Murphy, Pedro Correa and Tomas Padron, Baker Hughes
Regional Focus: Canada
Canadian market cools as weather warms, prices fall
Contractors, operators off to slow start in 2015, hopeful for recovery in 2016
by Alex Endress, Editorial Coordinator
Innovating While Drilling
Going full DGD: New system offers alternative well control approach
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
New electromechanical rotary steerable targets 15°/100 ft build rate
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Middle East wells confirm high build-rate rotary steerable system
by Ahmed Al-Essa, Mohammed Al-Naabi, Alex J. Forest, Baker Hughes
Multilaterals yield additional production from existing wellbores
by Cliff Hogg, Weatherford; Stephane Huiban and Andy Timms, Salamander Energy
Innovations drive packers to new stages
Shift to open-hole completions, rising stage counts push packer strengths, capabilities
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Health, Safety, Environment & Training
HSE&T Briefs: Industry efforts focus on drops, wellness, competency as BSEE looks to near-miss reporting

Drilling Rigs & Equipment
Rig Briefs: JDC looks to Middle East for growth; companies expand capabilities of walking rigs

IADC Connection
From the Chairman: To address human factors challenges, industry must commit to put people first
by Ed Jacob, IADC 2015 Chairman
News Cuttings
Drilling Ahead: Seizing the high ground: The moral case for fossil fuels
by Mike Killalea, Editor & Publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE&T Corner: Government mandates, industry innovation drive change in rig-site fall protection
by Steve Kosch, 3M
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: David Pavel, Welling and Company: Impact of early-career field experience reverberates long after
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator

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