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March 2009

On this month's cover: PathFinder offers its customers worldwide, innovative drilling technologies for formation evaluation. PathFinder technologies are designed manufactured and tested in-house for increased reliability and accuracy. Product offerings include directional drilling, measurement while drilling, logging while drilling and formation evaluation services.

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World News
World News

A Maturing Market
Sarah Crombie and Ben Thuriaux-Alemán, Arthur D. Little, UK, discuss future opportunities and threats for the subsea sector

Contracts of the Future
Thomas Leaver, DME, Dubai, discusses a mechanism for crude oil price discovery in the Middle East

Managing Geopolitical Risks
David Waldorf, Aon Risk Services, USA, provides an overview of the global political risk insurance market

Energy Politics
Elizabeth Stephens, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ltd, UK, discusses political risk in the energy sector

Dodging Dry Holes
Ramoj Paruchuri and Gary Jones, Seismic Micro-Technology Inc., USA, discuss how advances in 3D visualisation and interpretation can make a noticeable difference

A True Perspective
Sara Poulton, DigitalGlobe, USA, discusses the impact of imagery for a variety of applications in the industry

Global Services
Heather Heacock, Pathfinder, USA, describes the company’s drilling and formation evaluation services

Profit or Loss?
Bret Boteler, EnerMax Inc., USA, looks at the importance of leveraging technology to maintain profitability in a challenging economy

Making Bigger Bores
Carl Hills, Caledus, UK, discusses a new well construction system that can enhance NPV and improve bore size

An Expandable System
James W. Williford, Halliburton, USA, reviews the latest expandable liner hangers

Setting Standards for Expandables
Chris Rodger, READ Well Services, UK, discusses harmonised qualification of expandables

Ever Expanding
Greg Noel, Enventure, USA, discusses how expandables are growing in both number and range of application

A Smart Solution Towers Ahead
Arie Vliegenthart, UK, Swellfix, discusses a multi-element swellable elastomer and its applications

Towers Ahead
Jim Yu, Pieter Wybro and Bob Kipp, INTECSEA, USA, discuss a multifunctional riser tower system

Operating Onboard
Gareth Richards, i-Tech, highlights an approach to improving safety, efficiency and reliability of ROV operations

Without Wireline
Gary Smith, Red Spider Technology, UK, discusses how wireline could be a thing of the past

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