6 - 8 Mar 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Interoperability in Drilling Automation – What Can be Learned from Other Industries?

DSATS, SPE’s Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section, is holding a half-day symposium focusing on the importance of interoperability to unlock the potential of Drilling Systems Automation. Interoperability has proven to be a key success factor for service providers in other application domains such as telecommunication, transportation or health care. It allows the continuous integration of evolving technologies in such complex systems, lowering cost and improving performance. On the other hand, achieving Interoperability has been difficult in the oil and gas industry. A major factor is the lack of co-operation from vendors, who may see in it a potential threat of loss of competitive positioning and erosion of leverage in the market.

Through this event, we will see a number of experts share their experience of interoperability in their domains. Their short presentations will be followed by a panel session and a debate discussion on how to get the drilling industry from where we are to where other industries are. Confirmed speakers will be published here soon and will represent drilling contractors, service companies, an OPC specialist and at least one perspective from outside oil and gas.


Omni Fort Worth Hotel | Monday, 5 March 2018 | 13:00 – 17:00

Networking Reception | 17:00 – 19:00

Space is limited so be sure to register early which also ensures the early bird rate for members.  The meeting will be followed by a sponsored reception for symposium attendees.

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