The SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) will hold another exciting half-day symposium on advances in drilling systems automation at ATCE.

DSATS Drilling Systems Automation Symposium: Update on State-of-the Art Automation Projects
Organized by the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS)

Sunday, 29 September, 1300-1700
Room 208, Second Level, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Keynote speaker: N.P. Kulkarni, Ph.D, Chairman and CEO, Quarkonics

N.P. Kulkarni will discuss how a scientific organization partnered with an Oilfield Manufacturing company to solve a unique challenge and developed an automated drilling application to reduce drilling vibrations.

Invitees are:

  • Moray Laing, SAS
  • Pradeep Annaiyappa, Canrig
  • Greg Ward, Rig Minder

There will be three additional presentations from groups who are building, testing, and running automated drilling systems followed by an interactive panel discussion with leaders in this arena, including representatives from Exxon, Schlumberger, NOV, and Apache.

Panelists are:

  • Hege Kverneland, NOV
  • Paul Pastusek, XOM
  • Michael Behounek, Apache

Moderators: Tony Beebe and Tony Pink

The four main presentations will come from teams who are currently developing and running automated drilling systems. Key themes include challenges, opportunities, and the benefits of drilling automation.

A networking reception will be held from 1715–1915 sponsored by National Oilwell Varco at the Café Ernst, an admirable establishment founded in 1902 and a 5-minute walk from the convention center.

Important Note:  Tickets for the DSATS Symposium may be purchased when you register for the 2013 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Tickets may also be purchased at the door .

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