September/October 2015

IADC Global Leadership
Industry moves toward alignment with WellSharp’s enhanced well control training standards
by Malcolm Wells, Contributing Editor
Ensuring better regulation: IADC continues to engage Texas Railroad Commission on Rule 13
by Amy Rose, Director – External Relations, IADC
Drilling Rigs, Equipment & Automation

Drilling Cybersecurity
Drilling industry recognizing need for better cyber defenses as hackers become more sophisticated and drilling equipment becomes more interconnected
by Linda Hsieh, Managing Editor

Opportunities, hurdles line industry’s path to making subsea equipment smarter
by Andrew Jaffrey, Cameron Drilling Systems
Operational safety, integrity challenges, expectations evolve as global rig fleet ages
by Dave Forsyth, Pao-Lin Tan and Jim Brekke, ABS
Drilling programs give university students hands-on exposure to automation, simulation
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
Applying systematic approach, FMECA during rig design, construction can mitigate risk of costly downtime later on
by Wael Abouamin, Energy Risk Consulting
Rig injury spurs collaborative development of elevator strap for pipe laydown operation
by Tim Callais, Sidewinder Drilling; Paul Liberato, Billy Pugh; and Mike Bienvenu, Dooley Tackaberry
New process automation platform aims to pave path to drilling consistency, efficiency
by Ben Facker, Ryan Hanford, Chris Mullin, Vinesh Rambally, National Oilwell Varco
Software change management on modern drilling rigs must go beyond ‘checking the box’
by Christopher Goetz, Kingston Systems
Health, Safety, Environment & Training
Drillers’ Situation Awareness model identifies key cognitive skills needed to be a good driller
by Ruby Roberts, Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen
2014 IADC ISP report shows global LTI rate fell by 11.5%, recordables rate down by 7.4%
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
Regional Focus: Latin America
Despite challenges, lure of Latin America too strong to ignore
Abundant resources, from Brazil to Argentina to Guyana, will drive industry to push past geopolitical and fiscal uncertainties to sustain long-term investments by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
Solids Control
Solids control automation on the horizon with autonomous shaker, ultrasonic sensor in development
by Alex Endress, Editorial Coordinator
A seismic shift in the subsurface
Although still a niche technology, microseismic monitoring is upending old production theories by providing a deeper understanding of the reservoir to optimize unconventional development
by Katie Mazerov, Contributing Editor
Managed Pressure Drilling
Advanced MPD control system builds in ‘what-if’ visualization to facilitate real-time decisions
by Don Hannegan, Azfar Mahmood, Weatherford
IADC Connection
From the Chairman: Industry must focus on factors within our control to come out of difficult times stronger, better
by Ed Jacob, IADC 2015 Chairman
News Cuttings
Drilling Ahead: Collaboration key to RRC, BSEE interfaces
by Mike Killalea, Editor & Publisher
D&C News
D&C Tech Digest
HSE&T Corner: From sage on the stage to guide on the side: Flipped classroom approach can turn well control training delivery into a more active learning experience
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator
People, Companies and Products
Perspectives: Rium Tapjan, NOV: Despite downturn, industry presents endless possibilities to adaptable young professionals
by Kelli Ainsworth, Editorial Coordinator

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