Technical Paper Highlights from the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition

Take a sneak peek into the conference programme of the 2017 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition with the selected technical papers that will be presented at the conference.


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"Automation is one of the key technologies for delivering a step change in performance in well construction. The NOV Automation team have been working on two main projects as highlighted in the title of the paper. This project was the first time that the two technologies had come together to deliver the next step change in the evolution of 'Drilling Automation'" 

Tony Pink, National Oilwell Varco l SPE Paper 184694 in the Drilling Automation session

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"We hope the audience will come to understand and appreciate that our newly developed laboratory testing methods (a) are key to obtaining more reliable evaluations of wellbore materials’ zonal-isolation performance, and (b) therefore provide significant opportunities for material development and quality control/assurance."

Frank Ruckert, Research Engineer Wells, PTI/WW, Zonal Isolation & Abandonment - Wells R&D, Shell Global Solutions International BV l Paper 184640 in the Plug and Abandonment Technology session

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"We are sharing what we have learned operationally in applying automation related technologies. This includes what it takes to run an effective change management process to shift from one operational model to another that will increase efficiency without jeopardising safety."

Ginger Hildebrand, Operational Efficiency Manager – North America Land Drilling, Schlumberger l Paper 184682-MS in the Drilling Automation session 

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