Drilling developments ///

Maurer Technology and Texas A&M are going to conduct a joint industry research project (JIP) to enable state and federal regulators, and the drilling industry to be proactive in defining situations where underbalanced drilling (UBD) can be successfully applied offshore. Rowan Companies says it is forging ahead with plans for the first Tarzan-class jackup Scooter Yeargain. And a new CD-ROM produced by Abderdeen Drilling Schools, titled "Well control for the rig-site drilling team," is now available at IADC.

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