November/December 2012

Global Drilling Outlook
Positive rig demand steers 2013 outlook
Analysts optimistic of natural gas rebound as deepwater sustains offshore boom
by Joanne Liou, editorial coordinator
Optimism strong despite market uncertainties
Industry continues focus on fleet upgrades, oil/liquids-rich assets going into 2013
by Katherine Scott, editorial coordinator
Global LNG market boosts hope for better natural gas future
by Joanne Liou, editorial coordinator
Technology Development: A game of risks vs rewards
Industry investing in new generation of forward-thinking technologies even as it works to overcome old mindsets, barriers
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Report: Global shale developments to drive higher HP land fleet
by Calum Shaw, Douglas-Westwood
Well Control
Dynamic FITs verify changing integrity of complex wellbores
by Don Hannegan and Maurizio Arnone, Weatherford
Industry thinks outside the box for next-gen well control systems
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor

Multiphase simulations enhance well designs, contingency planning
by Fred Ng, Wild Well Control
Real-time data offers critical tool to redefine well control, safety
by David Pritchard, Successful Energy Practices; Jesse Roye, Digital Oilfield Solutions; Lillian M. Espinoza-Gala, consultant
MPD powers static pre-drill modeling with dynamic capacity
by David Pavel and Brian Grayson, Weatherford
Regional Focus: Middle East

Middle East on the up and up

Big push for unconventionals expected in Saudi Arabia as Dubai emerges as regional oil hub for Africa, Far East
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
Research expands as sour gas completion challenges increase
by Katie Mazerov, contributing editor
IADC Connection
From the Chairman: Into 2013, a stronger industry, stronger IADC
by Dan Rabun, 2012 IADC chairman, Ensco chairman, president, CEO
Annual General Meeting Special
News Cuttings
Drilling Ahead – We can take pride in more than tech prowess
by Mike Killalea,editor & publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE&T Corner: Dynamic risk assessment helps workers stay alert, beware of ‘attention blindness’
by Linda Hsieh, managing editor
People, Companies and Products

Perspectives: Glenda Wylie, Halliburton – Passion for solving challenges driven by love of science

by Katherine Scott, editorial coordinator

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