Panel Sessions

Tuesday, 26 August, 1100-1230

World Ballroom C, Level 23

Panel Session 1: “Technology Collaboration Between NOC, IOC and Service Companies in Sustaining Growth”

Moderators: Kanit Sangwongwanich, Executive Vice President, Operations Support Group, PTT Exploration and Production Plc.; Maria Rivero Colmenares, Senior Well Production Engineer, Schlumberger

Panel Speakers: Haakon Roed, Well Engineering Manager, Schlumberger IPM Asia; Sharad Apte, Partner, Bain & Co.; Mike Navarette, Senior Director Technical Solution, Consulting & Project Management, Halliburton; Sumeth Anantasate, Manager, TMO and Technology Center, PTT Exploration and Production Plc.

As the exploration and development of hydrocarbon reservoirs accelerates and moves into deeper waters and unconventional scenarios, new cutting-edge technologies and techniques very quickly become accepted traditional methods. 
Over the years, the NOC, IOC, service companies and universities have partnered to form the alliances that work together in the investigation and development of scientific, technical and human resources to meet the demands of the entire Oil and Gas industry.

Nevertheless, a successful collaboration process cannot be taken for granted.  Apart from the mere scientific challenges; key elements, such as the availability of relevant expertise, geo-political conditions, as well as economic variables, impact the anticipated demand for new technologies and techniques and the industry collaboration. 

This panel of experts discusses what are the challenges, the business models and the benefits involved in ensuring that collaboration efforts are aimed in the right direction to successfully meet the future demands of the Oil and Gas industry.

Tuesday, 26 August, 1600-1730

World Ballroom C, Level 23

Panel Session 2: “Process Safety and Drilling Automation”

Moderators: Fredric Young, Senior Vice President - Engineering, Dalma Energy & Co. LLC; Michael Jellison, Chief Executive Officer, NOV Grant Prideco

Panel Speakers : David Reid, Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Sales Officer, National Oilwell Varco; Hermann Spoerker, Senior Drilling Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco; David John,Vice President, Loss Prevention, PTT Exploration and Production Plc.; Mike Merritt, Africa, Mediterranean & Australasia Unit / Manager HSE, Transocean; Rami Saleh, General Supervisor, Drilling Engineering, Drilling & Workover, Saudi Aramco

Process Safety and Drilling Automation are two topics that go hand in hand in shaping the future of the oil & gas industry.  Safety is and continues to be of the highest priority for our industry.  Effective use of Drilling Automation can enhance the safety of drilling and completion operations by rigorously monitoring the drilling/completion plan versus actual performance and controlling operations with predefined limits and synchronizing equipment to work harmoniously together to prevent accidents.  In the process of enhancing safety and intelligently implementing Drilling Automation technology there is also the opportunity to improve the efficiency and profitability of reservoir exploration and production operations in all geographic areas and technically challenging environments including: deep-water, extended reach, unconventional plays, horizontal drilling and other critical applications.  This panel assembles experts with extensive experience and a range of diverse expertise to discuss the progress industry has made relative to Safety and Automation, and the challenges lying ahead.

Wednesday, 27 August, 1100-1230

World Ballroom C, Level 23

Panel Session 3: “Innovation: Mitigating Risk in Drilling and Completion”

Moderators: Bob Kerr, Director, Cased Hole Services, Scientific Drilling; Chayong Borisuitsawat, Acting Senior Vice President, Safety, Security, Health & Environment Div., PTT Exploration and Production Plc., Ben Hawkinson, Director of Welbore Positioning Services, Scientific Drilling Intl.

Panel Speakers: Rob Weakley, Drilling & Completions Manager, Chevron Thailand; Silvio Bresciani, Vice President Oilfield Services, Nabors Drilling International Gulf FZE; Ed Lintott, Drilling Manager, PTTEP Australiasia; Ardia Karnugroho, Business Unit Manager – Indonesia, Secure Drilling TM Services, Weatherford;

In today’s world it has become of a number one priority that industry is seen to be responsible to the environment, to its people, to society and to its stakeholders. As the industry advances there are new technologies to help mitigate some of the risks from drilling wells from ever more congested locations to processes to help control the operation of the equipment. These include technologies that have improved the accuracy in placing wellbores to techniques that put safety steps into hazardous processes. Finally ever increasing automation both improves and standardises many operations while taking personnel out of harm’s way. With the advanced Technologies though there is also a risk that their costs are higher and projects may go over budget so processes should be in place to review and mitigate such risks. Finally, all improved technologies and processes should not adversely affect the life and productivity of the wells and reservoir.

The prize is to bring all these techniques together so there are no unexpected incidents and the industry is trusted and considered by society to be working for the benefit of all.

This panel assembles experts with a range of expertise to discuss the progress industry has made to date, and the challenges lying ahead.


Monday, 25 August, 1100-1230

Lotus Suite 7, Level 22

 “Drilling Opportunities and Lessons Learnt in Myanmar”

Special Session Coordinators: Steve McBride, General Manager, Thailand & Myanmar, Weatherford;
Chit Hlaing, Assistant Regional Director – Asia Pacific, IADC

Speakers: Mohammad Shaufi Bin Dahlan, Head of Drilling, PETRONAS Carigali Myanmar Limited; Doug Robb, Drilling Manager, Woodside Energy, Myanmar; Sahawit Vorasaph, Vice President, Myanmar Operations, PTT Exploration and Production Plc.; U Zaw Win, Head of the Drilling Business Unit, Parami Energy