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Monday, 3 March


Omni Hotel - Fort Worth Ballroom 1-4

SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section Special Event 
Real-Time Data: Access, Analytics, and Decisions to Improve Automated Drilling Operations

We will explore the possibility of easily accessing reliable, standardized operational and control data in real time at the well site, and sharing the data across disciplines and even among companies. We will also look at shrinking the learning curve through the use of analytics on real-time data to make decisions. Three SPE technical sections join forces for this session: Drilling Systems Automation leads the charge, with Digital Energy and Petroleum Data-Driven Analytics sharing their expertise as well. 

An evening reception will follow this event.

To book you must register for the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition »

Wednesday, 5 March


Room 202 A and B 

Young Professionals Networking Luncheon


David Reid

David Reid
National Oilwell Varco

We know our industry is quickly approaching a significant change in demographics. The new professionals entering the work force are bright and talented. Our responsibility is to ensure these young minds have the right information and training to succeed. By having strong programs for those entering the industry, we secure our ability to continue supplying energy for the world. Developing young professionals’ technical and soft skills continues to be an important goal for the SPE and IADC. 

Keynote Speaker David Reid will provide attendees the opportunity to listen, ask and learn. David is the Senior Vice President of Global Accounts and Chief Sales Officer at National Oilwell Varco (NOV). Reid serves on the NOV and Schlumberger IntelliServ Joint Venture Board. He also serves as the chair of the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee and is a founding member of the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section.

Join us for this very exciting and informative luncheon for an opportunity to help young professionals in the industry thrive in their career path in such a competitive environment.

To book you must register for the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition »