May/June 2014

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Offshore Activities & Technology
Rewards on the offshore horizon
Shallow water remains strong in near term but faces oversupply concerns; deepwater sees project delays while long-term prospects stay rosy
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Global exploration, streamlined drilling to lead Statoil growth
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Offshore drilling & technology briefs: Multiwell batch casing, ‘disruptive’ DGD technologies, Arctic jackup design advance offshore drilling
Certification of 1st DGD drillship paves path for ultra-deepwater drilling
by Lesley Albrecht, Omo Oiboh and Charles He, ABS; Ken Smith and David Dowell, Chevron
Study analyzes response of deepwater riser with suspended BOP
by C.K. Morooka and J.R.P. Mendes, University of Campinas; K. Miura, Cenpes – Petrobras
Onshore Drilling & Technologies
Back on the upswing
Permian draws increasing attention in US; global markets resilient as Middle East, Russia, Europe seek modern, fit-for-purpose rigs
by Joanne Liou, associate editor
Onshore drilling & technology briefs: Automated rig aims to reduce human exposure; California well stimulation regulations put operations at standstill
Continuous inclination, azimuth measurement optimizes RSS control
by Junichi Sugiura, Peter Hornblower, Richard Hawkins, Ross Lowdon, Aboyi Olokpo and Cesar Figueredo, Schlumberger
ERD advances push limits on Chayvo wells
by Vishwas P. Gupta, ExxonMobil Development Co; Angel H.P. Yeap, Kyle M. Fischer, Randall S. Mathis, Exxon Neftegas; Michael J. Egan, consultant to Exxon Neftegas
Case study: Culture of performance drives Iraqi drilling campaign
by Marc-Jan Le Vesconte, Halliburton Project Management; Rob Tinkhof, Shell Projects and Technology; and Paul Hardman, the REACH Group
Drilling Market Analysis
670,000+ wells to be drilled through 2020
by Matt Cook, Douglas-Westwood
Regional Focus: Australia and New Zealand
The boom Down Under
Australian LNG projects drive thriving market for coal seam gas drilling as shale exploration steps up; robust Taranaki Basin keeps New Zealand at steady pace
by Jesse Maldonado, associate editor
MPD poised for growth in Australasia deepwater
by Shaun Toralde and Chad Wuest, Weatherford
Multistage stimulation: One size doesn’t fit all
Advances in plug-and-perf, fluid design, proppant placement, CT systems fill diverse needs of unconventional reservoirs
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Completions system adds secondary barrier to block annular flow
by Charles W. Pleasants, Basil J. Joseph, Mark Knebel, Ammar Munshi and John Glynn, Baker Hughes
Drilling Contract Management
Analysis: Dayrate business model not built to drive innovation, value delivery
by John P. de Wardt, de Wardt and Company
IADC Connection
From the President/CEO: IADC steps up global leadership to address critical industry challenges
by Stephen Colville, IADC President/CEO
News Cuttings
Drilling Ahead: IADC Bookstore – New name, new vision
by Mike Killalea, editor & publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest

HSE&T Corner: Alliance governance can help manage risk in contractor/service company interface
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor, and Lauren Wolfson, editorial assistant
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Fred Dupriest – Teaching a physics-based approach to the next drilling generation
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor

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