November/December 2021

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Drilling Technologies
What drives drilling contractor decisions on tech investments?
Cost is important, but contractors also weigh technology’s scalability, value to customers and – increasingly – influence on ESG performance

By Stephen Forrester, Contributor
Drilling Market Outlook
Offshore rig utilization continues upward trend, but not all regions seeing bumps in dayrates yet
By Terry Childs and Alex Middleton, Westwood Global Energy Group
North American land drilling market moving up, but at a gradual pace
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
International onshore rig demand to see slow recovery through 2025
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Driven by Golden Triangle demand, drillship recovery eclipses jackups
By Teresa Wilkie, Esgian
Brazil Spotlight
ANP Director General: Brazil is mindful of E&P challenges, will continue to lower ‘above-ground’ risks
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
NOV Rig Census
Despite lingering uncertainties, this year’s rig census shows recovery is afoot
By Tarjei “TJ” Myklebust, Karl Appleton and Kevin Scherm, NOV
IADC Connection
From the Chairman: To return to normal, industry must make better use of best tool available – the vaccine
By R.H. “Bob” Geddes, 2021 IADC Chairman
Annual General Meeting Special: IADC presses ahead on ESG, training and information sharing
By Jason McFarland, IADC President, and Angie Gunden, IADC Senior Director – Corporate Services and Marketing
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: This time, energy transition is digging deep into our roots
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

News Briefs: Environmental, Social and Governance

HSE&T Corner: Noble teams up with tech company to create and deploy inclusive, automated behavior-based safety program
By Adrian Brown, Fennex; Barry Quinn, Noble Corp
People, Companies and Products


Perspectives: Rodrigo Rendon, KCA Deutag – Relating field experience into a business context widens perspectives on oil and gas industry
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
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