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Message from the Chairperson

Call for Papers Invitation From the Conference Chair

Dear Colleagues,

Jan BrakelThe SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition is one of the key events in our industry and is known for its excellent technical content. This reputation could not have been achieved without contributions from the industry and I would like to invite you to help maintain this by submitting a paper proposal for the 2015 conference programme. For the first time, this premier drilling event will take place in one of the leading cities of the world, London which we hope will facilitate an even more international event.

The conference typically covers a variety of subjects, ranging from HSE to deepwater and subsea and new technologies. With only a single plenary session, the programme is focused around technical presentations. The context of the conference in 2015 will hope to address the future of hydrocarbon energy.  We all know the E&P process is becoming increasingly difficult and now this is coupled with the fact that the general public is raising expectations towards our industry with respect to social and environmental responsibility. Other industries have faced similar challenges before and have some great insights which we can all learn from and I expect the 2015 technical programme will address these challenges.

I encourage you and your colleagues to share your experience at this prominent and important event and I look forward to meeting you in London in 2015.


Jan Brakel
Conference Chair