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Well Construction Journal - Mar/Apr 2014

Well Construction Journal - Mar/Apr 2014

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The official publication of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers
MARCH / APRIL • 2014
PM#40020055
Discovery Channel Canada portrays life in the patch in a positive light
Top Drives
Operators get technical as the shift in rigs turns to safety and efficiency
PLUS
Utica Shale
Unconventional resources abound in the play south of the border
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www.cadecanada.com
MARCH
/
APRIL
 
2014
3
 
The official publication of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers
DEPARTMENTS
4
 
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
6
 
THE DRAWING BOARD
 
Editor’s note, member’s corner, news and notes, technical luncheons
10
 
STUDENT PROFILES
17
 
MEMBER PROFILE
24 
BY THE NUMBERS
26 
DRILLING DEEPER
FEATURES
12
 
THE UTICA SHALE PLAY
With a fracturing moratorium in Quebec, it’s an all-American action
18
 
LESS DOWNTIME, MORE SAFETY
The latest in rig advances boost operational efficiency, upgrading to meet the challenges of today’s industry
20
 
POETIC LICENCE
Discovery Channel Canada dips into drill site operations for a fourth season
22
 
OIL IS WELL
Making the shift from natural gas to conventional oil makes sense – for now
The mandate of the Canadian Association of Drilling Engineers is to provide high-quality technical meetings and to promote awareness on behalf of the drilling and well servicing industry. With more than 500 members from more than 300 companies, CADE represents a broad spectrum 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 that continue to drive the industry forward. For drilling and completions specialists, CADE currently offers one of the best networking and knowledge sharing opportunities in the Canadian petroleum industry.
 
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF DRILLING ENGINEERS
1100, 540 - 5 Avenue SWCalgary, AB T2P 0M2Phone: 403-532-0220Fax: 403-263-2722www.cadecanada.com
PRESIDENT:
 Jeff Arvidson
PAST PRESIDENT:
 Robert Jackson
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
DIRECTOR OF CONTRACT PUBLISHING:
 Mifi Purvis
MANAGING EDITOR:
 Shelley Williamson
ART DIRECTOR:
 Charles Burke
ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR:
 Andrea deBoer
ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR:
Colin Spence
PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Betty Feniak Smith
PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS:
 Brent Felzien, Brandon Hoover
CIRCULATION COORDINATOR:
 Karen Reilly
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE:
Anita McGillis
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:
Robin Burnet, Graham Chandler, Christy Nich, Ryan Van Horne
MARCH/APRIL • 2014
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PRINTED IN CANADA BY ION PRINT SOLUTIONS. RETURN UNDELIVERABLE MAIL TO 10259 105 ST. EDMONTON AB, T5J 1E3 CIRCULATION@VENTUREPUBLISHING.CA PUBLICATION MAIL AGREEMENT #40020055 CONTENTS © 2014 CADE. NOT TO BE REPRINTED OR REPRODUCED WITHOUT PERMISSION.
20
COVER:
Kelly Pelsma stars in Discovery Channel’s
 Licence to Drill
 
Photo courtesy of Pixcom
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