November/December 2020

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2021 Global Drilling Market Outlook
Offshore recovery likely bumped out to 2022 or even beyond
Amid market uncertainties, analysts say offshore rig utilization is not likely to bounce back to pre-COVID levels by next year

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
US land drilling faces a long road to recovery
Increase in onshore rig count is likely to be minimal next year as E&P companies will remain cash-strapped and favor conservative spending

By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
With recovery of global economy still uncertain, oilfield services must stay agile, seek new ways to adapt
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Geothermal energy holds great potential, but technical and regulatory challenges must be overcome
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Health, Safety, Environment and Training
IADC ISP: Lost-time, recordable incidence rates both fell in 2019
By Jay Stracke, Editorial Coordinator
Well Control Training and Advances
Training providers seek new ways to teach, engage with students as well control training moves virtual
By Jay Stracke, Editorial Coordinator
National Oilwell Varco Rig Census
NOV rig census shows pandemic’s historic impact on drilling industry
By Tarjei “TJ” Myklebust; Karl Appleton and Kevin Scherm, National Oilwell Varco
Drilling Rigs & Technologies
FlexRigs: A milestone in the evolution of modern land rig technology, safety
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
IADC Connection
From the Chair: How we worked changed this year, but we stayed the course on our core goals
By Julie Robertson, IADC Chair
Leading collaborative change for the industry
By Jason McFarland, IADC President
Amid global pandemic, IADC leverages digital platforms to deliver member services and continue industry representation worldwide
By Angie Gunden, IADC Senior Director – Corporate Services and Marketing
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: Monster downturn may dictate big changes ahead
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

News Briefs: Environmental, Social and Governance

People, Companies and Products


Perspectives: Soraya Carvalho, NOV – Focus on people, customer relationships lays foundation for role as officer of new IADC Latin America Chapter
By Jay Stracke, Editorial Coordinator
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