May/June 2024

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Offshore Technologies and Markets
Technology advances see offshore drilling firmly move to the digital realm
Industry pursues increased efficiencies through real-time KPI tracking, fuel consumption monitoring and a rig-specific digital twin
By Stephen Whitfield, Senior Editor
ROP Optimization
Holistic approach to ROP balances speed with tool reliability, quality of well
Drilling contractors deploying technologies that prioritize mitigation of downhole dysfunctions and ability to stay in hole for longer
By Stephen Whitfield, Senior Editor
Market Update: Drilling in Africa
Drilling activity, rig demand on the rise across Africa amid deepwater exploration successes
By Linda Hsieh, Editor and Publisher
Geothermal Drilling
Well classification system under development at recently formed IADC Geothermal Committee
By Stephen Whitfield, Senior Editor
NOV applies downhole expertise from oil and gas drilling to drive innovations for geothermal
By Alexis Garcia, Danny Perez, Michael Adams and Jessica Stump, NOV
Drilling Conference
Industry shifting from blame to learning by applying human and organizational performance
By Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
Marcellus project demonstrates potential to power land rig using fuel with up to 20% hydrogen
By Stephen Whitfield, Senior Editor
Industry leaders cite innovation, collaboration as key ingredients to maximize asset performance
By Stephen Whitfield, Senior Editor
IADC Connection
From the President: The power of teamwork at IADC – fostering unity and collective action
By Jason McFarland, IADC President
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: Companies can drive success, add value by embracing neurodiversity
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

News Briefs: Environmental, Social and Governance

Oil & Gas Markets

People, Companies and Products


Perspectives: Ryan Smallwood, Patterson-UTI – Passion for service drives work to improve drilling safety
By Stephen Whitfield, Senior Editor
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