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Technical Categories

1. Drilling Process and Technology

  • Bit/Hole Openers 
  • Cementing and Zonal isolation 
  • Directional Drilling and Wellbore Placement
  • Downhole Tools 
  • Drilling Fluids 
  • Drilling Mechanics (Vibration, Stick Slip etc.) 
  • Geoscience (Rock Mechanics) 
  • Hole Enlargement 
  • HP/HT 
  • Performance Drilling
  • Rig Operations, Process and Procedures 
  • Rigs and Rig Equipment 
  • Solids Control and Waste Management
  • Well Control – Procedures and Technologies

2. Tubulars

  • Casing and Zonal Insolation Tools
  • Drilling Tubulars
  • Expandables
  • Production Tubulars
  • Riser and Conductors

3. Deepwater and Subsea

  • Deepwater Drilling and Completion
  • Deepwater Drilling Rigs
  • Deepwater Methods and Technologies
  • Deepwater Well Control
  • Sub Salt Drilling, Tar and Rubble Zones
  • Subsea Wells
  • Surface BOP and Related Technologies
  • Shallow Hazards (Gas, Oil, Hydrates)

4. Well Technology and Field Development

  • Completion Technology
  • Field Development
  • Well Intervention
  • Well Stimulation (Fracking)

5. Management and Systems

  • Contracts
  • Drilling Management
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • People – Competence and Training => Competence Development and Management
  • Planning – Risk Management, Well Cost, Scheduling
  • Process safety
  • Quality
  • Real-Time Operating Centres and Remote Data Gathering
  • Regulatory Compliance

6. Leading and New Technologies / Methodologies

  • Dual Gradient Drilling
  • Factory Style Drilling
  • Innovative Technologies
  • Managed Pressure and Underbalanced Drilling
  • Nano Technology
  • Real Time Operating Centres and Remote Data Gathering
  • Shale Gas/Oil Development
  • Special Techniques (Through Tubing Operations, Drilling with Casing, Drilling System Automation)

7. Case Studies

  • Challenging Projects that Overcame Adversity
  • Deep Well Drilling
  • Extended Reach Drilling
  • Frontier Operations and Extreme Environments
  • Low Cost Wells
  • Mature Fields
  • Shale Drilling
  • Unconventional Projects