IADC DEC Committee Tech Forum
Making Data Actionable:  Operators Perspective

Date:  14 June 2017

Time:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Venue:  Halliburton

3000 N Sam Houston Parkway E
Houston, TX  77032

Directions & Parking:

Please refer to the Map.  Halliburton security will direct registrants to the assigned parking area and also to the event auditorium.

Contact: Holly Shock

Phone: 1-713-292-1945
Email:  holly.shock@iadc.org

 Please click here to register

Contemporary hydrocarbon drilling operations generate numerous streams of data in various formats. These data streams might be generated by the operator, drilling contractor, service companies or equipment manufacturers. Today’s driller is challenged to prioritize data sources, convert data to useful information, and take appropriate actions to maximize drilling productivity, maintain well integrity, and protect personnel, property, and the environment. The ability to acquire and interpret data in real time is playing an increasingly significant role in maximizing asset ROI.

To avoid “boiling the ocean”, the committee has adopted the operator perspective, with a view that improving cost and efficiency is beneficial for all industry stakeholders.

The presentations selected for this IADC DEC Technology Forum will discuss the acquisition and interpretation of data streams to maintain safety, reduce costs, improve drilling efficiency, and manage well integrity during the well construction process.

The event, generously hosted by Halliburton will begin promptly at 08.30, with registrant check in beginning at 07.45.

IMPORTANT: To attend, you MUST be pre-registered. To accommodate security concerns, registration will close at noon on Tuesday, 13 June.  Lunch will be provided.  Each registrant MUST present a photo ID upon request when entering the Halliburton campus, preferably a driver’s license or passport. Because space is limited, no-shows will be relegated to wait lists for future DEC Tech Forums. If a conflict arises, please contact Holly.Shock@iadc.org.


07.45  Registrant check in, coffee and networking

08.15  Welcome & Agenda Review — Keith Lynch, DEC Chairman, ConocoPhillips

08.25  Safety Moment — Glenda Wylie, Halliburton

08.30  JIP Updates:

  • DEC-1: “Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) Roadmap”, Robin Macmillan, NOV
  • DEC-2: “Decision Support for Dynamic Barrier Management”, Amar Ahluwalia, DNV-GL

08.45  Potential JIP: “RhoVe Method Software Concept” – Matthew Czerniak, Director, GCS Solutions, Inc.

09.00  “Moving Beyond EDRs To Drilling Advisory Systems” – Michael Behounek, Senior Drilling Advisor, Apache Corp

09.30  “Big Data Tames Emerging Technologies for Automation Efficiencies” – Dr Satyam Priyadarshy, Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton

10.00  “Making Big Data Actionable to Improve the Daily Life of Engineers”  – Amit Mehta, Chief Excellence Officer, Moblize

10.30  Break

10.45  “Drilling Process Automation: From Concept to Vision To Real World Execution” – Frank Springett, Director of Engineering R&D and NOVOS, National Oilwell Varco

11.15  “From Raw Data to Smart Data – Optimizing Data for Decision Processes” – Jorge Morana, Software Drilling Business Development Manager in North America, Schlumberger

11:45  “Moving from Visual to Automated Data Analysis” – John Willis, Drilling and Completions Manager, Permian Resources Delaware Basin New Mexico, Occidental Oil & Gas Corp

12.15  Adjournment. Lunch sponsored by Halliburton

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