Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is on the cutting edge of oil and gas drilling technology. MPD, using a closed-loop approach to drilling, enables drilling of “undrillable” wells and has been used with success world wide. “DC Managed Pressure Drilling” is an anthology of recent articles from the highly respected journal Drilling Contractor, official magazine of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. This anthology covers IADC activities, case histories from around the world, shale drilling applications, modeling, MPD’s impact on well control, deepwater operations, assessing MPD candidates, dual gradient drilling, underbalanced drilling and more
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