September/October 2023

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Digitalization of Drilling
Digital twins building new engineering worlds in a digital ecosystem
Intelligent software systems enhance drilling engineers’ decision making with rapid visualizations, real-time well plan updates
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Well Control Readiness
Standardizing subsea BOP soak testing: Overview of value and recommended best practices
By Patrick Hillard and Leonard Childers, IPT Global; and Ahmed Omar, Seadrill
Digital solutions bolster well control training as drilling workforce evolves
Simulators, virtual and hybrid classes, and microlearning among ways training providers are adapting to students’ changing needs
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Innovative Drilling Technologies
Amid growing uptake of MPD in deepwater, controlled mud level technology deserves another look
By Anthony Spinler, Enhanced Drilling
Decarbonizing Drilling
New contracting models needed to finance decarbonization programs, drive new solutions
By Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
Companies zero in on cementing process to have outsized impact on well construction emissions
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
Drilling Automation
Robotic system enhances safety by keeping personnel out of red zones on the drill floor during offshore riser operations
By Jessica Whiteside, Contributor
Drilling Markets & Leadership
Valaris CEO: No matter how industry evolves, people remain at the center of the drilling business
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
IADC Connection
From the President: Industry continues to tap into limitless potential of technology
By Jason McFarland, IADC President
News Cuttings


Drilling Ahead: Recognizing the counterproductive nature of ‘sustainable investing’
By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher
D&C News

D&C Tech Digest

News Briefs: Environmental, Social and Governance

Oil & Gas Markets

People, Companies and Products


Perspectives: Barrett Zuskind, Z-Tex Services – Curiosity helps people make the most of opportunities
By Stephen Whitfield, Associate Editor
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