November/December 2022

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Drilling Outlook
Buoyed by strong oil prices and rig demand, offshore drilling to see continued comeback in 2023
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Analysts maintain optimistic outlook for onshore drilling market, but uncertainties remain
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Oil and gas projects draw renewed interest from investors amid energy supply shortfall
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Drilling contractors can play important roles in supporting scale-up of geothermal energy
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Well Control & Pressure Control Equipment
Saudi Aramco applies 4IR technologies to improve safety, well control readiness at rig site
By Michael Affleck, Aramco Overseas Company; Richard Pye, Bodong Li and Guodong (David) Zhan, Saudi Aramco
NOV Annual Rig Census
2022 NOV rig census shows a welcome recovery period, but challenges loom ahead
By Tarjei “TJ” Myklebust, Karl Appleton and Kevin Scherm, NOV
Automation & Safety
Uptake of automation, remote operations enhances need for systematic alarm management
By Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
IADC Connection
From the Chairman: To help the public understand essential role oil and gas plays, we must each become advocates
By Jeremy Thigpen, 2022 IADC Chairman
IADC spearheads efforts to communicate the value of our industry
By Jason McFarland, IADC President, and Katie Carr, IADC Senior Coordinator – External Communications
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: Technical innovations, sensible policies vital to energy security
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

News Briefs: Environmental, Social and Governance

Oil & Gas Markets

HSE&T Corner: Safety-critical task analysis is not a silver bullet, but it can help improve procedural integrity
By Varun Sarpangal, Marex
People, Companies and Products


Perspectives: Martyn Parker, Pruitt – Technical safety, working to industry’s recommended practices are both non-negotiable
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
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