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January 2017

The January issue starts off by taking a look at the digitisation of the Sub-Saharan upstream industry. The issue then moves on to a Drill Bit Technology Q&A with contributions from Baker Hughes, Shear Bits, and Ulterra. The rest of the issue is packed full of technical editorial covering topics such as: Subsea Technology, Downhole Tools, Completions, Hydraulic Fracturing, Maximising Production, Mooring, Deepwater Operations, Integrity Management, and more.

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Digital disruption in the African oilfield
Derek Boulware, PwC, South Africa, describes how the digital transformation of the oil and gas industry will make operations more cost-effective.

Drill Bit Q&A
Oilfield Technology invited three companies to share their insights on drill bit technology. Their feedback covered areas including PDC Technology, Directional Drilling Challenges, Shale Operations, and more.
Contributions come from Baker Hughes, Shear Bits, and Ulterra.

Perfecting power section performance
Farhod Hamidov, BICO Drilling Tools Inc., USA, explains how advanced power section technology is helping operators achieve optimal drilling performance.

Caring for completions
Bjorn Bill, Interwell, Norway, looks at new wireline intervention methods for extending the life of well completions.

Working with water
Aaron Johnson and Ken Wunch, Dow Energy & Water Solutions, explore approaches to sustainable water management in oil and gas operations.

The mooring disconnect
Amanda Dorman, Delmar Systems Inc., USA, introduces a new and efficient method of releasing from a mooring system.

Combatting corrosion
Audun Oppedal Pedersen, ClampOn, Norway, explores the benefits of monitoring structural health with guided waves.

Insights into inspection
Andreas Boenisch, Innospection Limited, UK, introduces new developments in flexible riser inspection technology.

Fixing the bigger gaps
Brady Austin, Bill Mason, Garry Moon and Jarret Reeves, Lloyd’s Register, demonstrate that onshore and offshore, there is a need to look beyond gas detection.

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