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Well Construction Journal - March/April 2013

Well Construction Journal - March/April 2013

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The official publication of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers
MARCH / APRIL • 2013
PLUS
Corralling Costs:
six strategies todefend against low natural gas prices
PM#40020055
Highlights from the CADEStudent Industry Night
Is the ship about tocome in for operatorsin northeastern B.C.?
Predicting Prices:
two analystsprovide insight into the naturalgas market
 
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www.cadecanada.com
MARCH
/
APRIL
 
2013
3
 
The official publication of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers
DEPARTMENTS
5
THE DRAWING BOARD
Editor’s note, member’scorner, news and notes,technical luncheons
10
MEMBER PROFILE
11
STUDENT PROFILES
12
STUDENT INDUSTRY NIGHT
24
BY THE NUMBERS
26
DRILLING DEEPER
Natural gas drilling stillprofitable in Pennsylvania
22
FEATURES
14
NORTHEASTERN B.C.
Great expectations for B.C.’snatural gas industry arebeing tempered by uncertaineconomics
20
COST CONTAINMENT
Dealing with low gas prices inthe field and in the office
22
A FLICKER OF HOPE
If everything goes accordingto plan, natural gas pricesshould get a boost
The mandate of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers is toprovide high-quality technical meetings and to promote awareness onbehalf of the drilling and well servicing industry. With more than 500members from more than 300 companies, CADE represents a broadspectrum of experience in all areas of operations and technologies.Through CADE, members and the public can learn about the tech-nical challenges and the in-depth experience of our members thatcontinue to drive the industry forward. For drilling and completionsspecialists, CADE currently offers one of the best networking andknowledge sharing opportunities in the Canadian petroleum industry.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING ENGINEERS
560, 400 – 5 Avenue SWCalgary, AB T2P 0L2Phone: 403-532-0220Fax: 403-263-2722www.cadecanada.com
PRESIDENT:
Robert Jackson
PAST PRESIDENT:
Eric Schmelzl
WELL CONSTRUCTION JOURNAL EDITOR:
Christian Gillis
WELL CONSTRUCTION JOURNAL IS PUBLISHED FOR
CADE
 BY VENTURE PUBLISHING INC.
10259 105 StreetEdmonton, AB T5J 1E3Phone: 780-990-0839Fax: 780-425-4921Toll Free: 1-866-227-4276circulation@venturepublishing.ca
PUBLISHER:
Ruth Kelly
ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER:
Joyce Byrne
MANAGING EDITOR:
Steve Macleod
ART DIRECTOR:
Charles Burke
ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR:
Andrea deBoer
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR:
Colin Spence
PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Betty-Lou Smith
PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN:
Brent Felzien
CIRCULATION COORDINATOR:
Jennifer King
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE:
David Frazier
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:
Graham Chandler, J. Lynn Fraser,Jacqueline Louie, Jordan Wilkins
MARCH/APRIL • 2013
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PRINTED IN CANADA BY ION PRINT SOLUTIONS.RETURN UNDELIVERABLE MAIL TO 10259 105 ST.EDMONTON AB, T5J 1E3CIRCULATION@VENTUREPUBLISHING.CAPUBLICATION MAIL AGREEMENT #40020055CONTENTS©2013 CADE. NOT TO BE REPRINTED ORREPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION.
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