Wellbore Positioning Technical Section Topical Luncheon at ATCE
Rolling the Dice on your Well Position
Tuesday, 1 October │ 1215–1345 │Great Hall B, Street Level, Ernest N. Morial Convention
Event ticket purchase is required.
The risk involved with well position calculations can often be seen as difficult to quantify. This luncheon will look at some Best Practices that can improve the odds of success, including paying attention to magnetization of your drilling motors and BHA components.
Moderator: Robert Wylie, Product Line Director IMO, National Oilwell Varco
- Angus Jamieson, University of Highlands and Islands
- Neil Bergstrom, Devon
Additional Panelist: William Allen, Segment Engineering Technical Authority, BP
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.
- 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.
- 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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Monday, 4 March, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (CET)
Held in conjunction with the 2013 SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition
Rai Congress Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Learning from Heavy Industry Front Runners
Keynote Speaker: Andrew Stokes, Global Practice Leader Surface Mining Innovation Rio Tinto
Moderator: John de Wardt, DE WARDT AND COMPANY
The SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section (DSATS) and IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee (ART) will hold another exciting half day symposium on advances in drilling systems automation. The keynote speaker will present Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future Program™, a project that includes unprecedented levels of automation and remote operations. Other speakers from heavy industry front runners in automation applications will also describe how they drove implementation.
This is a complimentary event, but you must register to attend (limited capacity).
A networking reception will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (CET) sponsored by Integrated Drilling Equipment (IDE).
Kenneth E. Gray, University of Texas, Austin, Texas USA
Kenneth E. Gray built a research center and conducted pioneering research on bit tooth impact mechanics under pressure and 3-D rock behavior under 3-D stresses. Additionally, Gray has developed techniques for simultaneous measurement of rock parameters for variable stress paths, designed core bits for Apollo Program, and introduced the concept of Dynamic Density Control for improving HSE footprints of every drilling rig on land or water.
Hazim H. Abass, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
For his pioneering work on coning-based completion, oriented perforation, non-planar hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells, acid vs. proppant fracturing in carbonate formation, sanding tendency, and directed fracturing, Hazim Abass has earned regional & international SPE awards, company awards,10 patents, more than 45 papers, contribution to 3 industrial books, and more than 500 citations.
Please join SPE in congratulating the 2012 SPE International Award recipients. The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2012 International Award recipients at their recent meeting. Seventeen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. The winners were chosen from a pool of first rate candidates. SPE President Ganesh Thakur will present the awards to the winners at ATCE in San Antonio Texas.
Drilling Engineering Award
Fred E. Dupriest, ExxonMobil, Houston, Texas, USA
Kenneth E. Gray, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA
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