Q2 IADC DEC Technology Forum
“The new Age in Drilling”

Date:  13 June 2018

Time:  8:00 am – 12:15 pm

National Oilwell Varco

New Location!
10353 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX  77042

Note:  Park in the multi-story garage to the rear of the building.
The meeting will be in the auditorium on the 1st floor.

Contact: Holly Shock

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

The “New Age in Drilling” is here! Register for 6/13 DEC tech forum today

The IADC Drilling Engineers Committee’s 13 June Technology Forum, “The New Age in Drilling”, sets its sights squarely on how the generational changing of the guard impacts development of new technology, refinement of business models, and the perspective of drilling professionals. With the long-anticipated “Big Crew Change” dawning, many of the drilling industry’s grizzled, white-haired veterans will fade into the sunset, replaced by a younger generation with perhaps significantly different attitudes and aptitudes. What will be the impact on drilling operations, HSE, and technology?

The event is hosted by National Oilwell Varco at its facility at 10353 Richmond Ave in Houston, from 08.00 until 12:15. Lunch will be provided by NOV. The tech forum will be held in the first-floor auditorium. (Parking is in the multi-story garage at the rear of the building.)

The agenda features five up-and-coming drilling technologists to present their perspectives on technology, decision making and more. In lieu of individual Q&A, the speakers will participate in a panel following all presentations.

The goal of the Tech Forum is to foster a discussion on how industry is responding to these challenges and what improvements and strategic direction the new generation envisions for it.

In addition, spokespersons for DEC joint industry will provide updates on their work, and we will hear a new JIP proposal.


08.00   Refreshments and networking

08.20   Welcome & review agenda– Robin Macmillan, National Oilwell Varco

08.30   JIP Updates (DEC-1, DEC-2, DEC-4 to be invited)

  • JIP DEC 1 “Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) Roadmap”: Robin Macmillan, National Oilwell Varco (Phase II, Stage I Full Report)

  • JIP DEC 2 “Decision Support for Dynamic Barrier Management” – Amar Ahluwalia, DNVGL (Project description; supporting slides)

  • JIP DEC 3 “Independent Verification and Validation of Sensors and Systems in Drilling: Phase I”, Maria Araujo, Southwest Research Institute (Project description)

09.00   JIP proposal: Carolyn LaFleur, HARC Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems, “Data Science for Life Cycle Assessment of Dual Fuel Diesel Engine Technology”

The HARC Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program (EFD) seeks industry support to develop a predictive model using advanced instrumentation and data science. The model will support planning and optimization by addressing uncertainties of fuel consumption, engine performance, emissions, and environmental factors.

09.30 – 12:15                 Panel: “New Age of Drilling” – Robin Macmillan, moderator

Each speaker will make a 20-minute presentations. Please hold all questions until the end of all presentations, when the five participants will engage with the audience as a panel. There will be a break at 10.10-10.25.

  • Clena Abuan, Senior Technology Associate, BP: “Where Creativity Sits”

  • Theresa Baumgartner, Drilling Research Engineer, Shell: “A New Open-source Culture for Operators to Accelerate Value Gains from Drilling Data Analytics”

  • Stephanie Mertz Farrar, Process and Reliability Manager, Phoenix Technology Services: “How Does the Current Generation Differ in Its Approach to Technology and Decision-making?”

  • Mete Mutlu, Engineer, Subsea Task Force, Transocean

  • Nancy Zakhour, Completion Engineer-Global Unconventional Team, Oxy

10.10-10.25     Break

12.15   Adjournment and lunch (sponsored by NOV)

For questions about the agenda or DEC in general, contact Mike Killalea, 713-292-1956, mike.killalea@iadc.org.

Browse the DEC Committee website